What's Beautiful Now at NYBG (Week of September 12, 2016)?
Post Labor Day, there is still so much to see and enjoy at NYBG. Be sure not to miss these gardens...
· Rose Garden: Still awash in color as modern rose hybrids like Easter Basket™ and Summer Sun™ take center stage, this garden shines through October. You’ll also see annuals like Angelonia Angelface® Blue and Euphorbia Diamond Frost® spilling over each other in late summer abundance.
· Perennial Garden: This garden is full of color and texture this week as the perennials fully stretch out for the season. There is always something beautiful blooming in this garden, with more on deck when they finish.
· Native Plant Garden: This is the time to see meadow perennials like Euphorbia corollata and several species of Solidaga in bloom as the meadow turns to its fall glory. Actaea rubifolia, Eurybia divaricata ‘Eastern Star’ and a variety of lovely ferns grace the woodland.
· Tree of the Week: Rhus chinensis ‘September Beauty’, Chinese sumac
Tucked just back from the path where Garden Way meets up with Daylily/Daffodil Walk you will spot a sizeable specimen of Chinese sumac. This species is a lesser known relative of our native staghorn sumac. Appropriately named, this cultivated variety is covered with large creamy-white flower clusters each September. When cooler temperatures finally set in, look for the foliage to turn deep reds and bright oranges.
· Perennial of the Week: Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’, Japanese anemone. Elegant, pure white chalices dance in the wind atop tall stems over mounds of coarse green foliage. Very long blooming, this Japanese anemone usually blooms through November. Best in full sun, Japanese anemone also shine in partial shade. ‘Honorine Jobert’ can be found in the Home Gardening Center, Seasonal Walk, Perennial Garden and Azalea Gardens.