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Week of September 21, 2012

The Tea Cup Garden

Purple leafed Colacasia esculenta 'Coal Miner' grows beneath Musa 'Black Thai' on The Tea Cup Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
 Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'

Hand made garden chairs welcome visitors near The Ruin Garden, with Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata' creating soft mounds in the bed behind.

Photo by Lisa Roper

Yucca rostrata, a tree like Yucca from Mexico and Lavendula x intermedia 'Grosso' create a study in silver in The Gravel Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Ficus lyrata

Urns of Ficus lyrata line a path on The Chanticleer Terraces.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Phormium 'Pink Stripe'

A deep red seedling Dahlia grows in The Tennis Court Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Dwarf grain Sorghum

Dwarf grain Sorghum seedheads ripen to a lovely burnished auburn color in The Serpentine.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki'

Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki', a Toadlily from Japan, has orchid-like flowers that open gradually along the stem.

Photo by Lisa Roper
'Cream of Saskatchewan'

The fruits on Punica granatum, or Pomegranate, start to turn red in a container in The Kitchen Courtyard.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Brugmansia 'Pink Beauty'

Brugmansia 'Pink Beauty' perfumes the air in the evening near The Visitor Pavillion.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'

Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' in the foreground, and deep orange Cosmos sulphureus line a path winding through The Rock ledge.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Agave desmettiana 'Variegata'

Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' is the star of the show in a trough with Sedum rupestre 'Angelina', Graptopetalum sp., and Origanum sp.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Dahlia [Mystic Spirit]

Dahlia [Mystic Spirit] = 'Best Bett', a tall, purple leafed cultivar, towers above arching Gladiolus murielae in the Tennis Court Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Paeony obovata

Paeonia obovata displays it's luscious seeds in The Asian Woods.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Liatris elegans

Liatris elegans, a native Gay Feather, and Talinum paniculatum mingle on The Rock Ledge.

Photo by Lisa Roper

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News & Events

Designing with Plants:
The Great Dixter Way



Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter will be speaking on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Tickets are limited, reserve yours now.

Perennial Plant Conference


The conference will be held at
Scott Arboretum on Friday,
October 19, 2018.
For more information see the Perennial Plant Conference website.

2018 Season Passes Now Available


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