What's Beautiful Now at NYBG? (Week of June 19, 2017)
Rose Garden: The Rose Garden is enjoying its first flush of color for the season! Make sure you don’t miss this garden at its peak.
Perennial Garden: This garden is full of color and texture this week as the perennials fully stretch out for the season. Bright gold Achillea and red Spigelia bring the hot room to life this week!
Sarracenia species are in full bloom in the wetland! This is also a good time to see early meadow perennials like Tradescantia ohiensis and our Penstemon collection.
This garden is awash in color, and the display can change daily and even hourly on a sunny day.
Tree of the Week: Tilia tomentosa ‘Green Mountain’, silver linden
Image courtesy of Oregon State University.
Look for the row of young silver lindens near the seating area at the end of the Tulip Tree Allée. This species is named for the attractive silvery undersides of its leaves. Cultivated varieties, like ‘Green Mountain’, have uniform growth habit and can be extremely heat and drought tolerant; as a result, you can find this species utilized as a street tree in NYC. This variety will become a medium to large sized canopy tree over time.
Perennial of the Week: Astilbe × arendsii 'Amethyst', astilbe
Reaching heights of 30”-36”, Astilbe × arendsii 'Amethyst' is known for its tall and fluffy plumes of lavender-pink flowers. This perennial is clump-forming, yet graceful with its flowers emerging erect on a tall and slender stem above the mounds of fern-like leaves (about 12”-24” tall). You can find sweeps of this beauty in the Azalea Garden.