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What's Beautiful Now at NYBG (Week of October 19, 2016)?

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016  |  16 Views

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Rose Garden

Still awash in color as modern rose hybrids 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 early autumn 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.



Image courtesy of Glysiak via WikiMedia Commons

Tree of the Week: Cornus florida, flowering dogwood

The autumn leaves of this small tree are turning deep orange, red, and burgundy hues across the garden. Look for young plantings of this favorite native in the woodland, glade and native border of the Native Plant Garden, as well as mature specimens. Many flowering dogwoods can also be found in the Azalea Garden, Thain Family Forest, and outside the Stonemill.



Image courtesy of Stickpen via WikiMedia Commons

Perennial of the Week: Muhlenbergia capillaris – hairawn muhly

Muhlenbergia capillaris is a highly ornamental native grass that creates a spectacular floral display for fall. Clouds of airy purple-pink cotton candy-like flowers float above long slender foliage. These hazy panicles glow in the sunlight, converting garden beds into dreamscapes. Hardy, heat and drought tolerant, hairawn muhly is as low maintenance as it is attractive. This colorful plant is a current highlight in Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden and the Home Gardening Center’s Grass Garden.



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