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Week of August 10, 2012

Lagerstroemea 'Chocktaw'

Lagerstroemia 'Chocktaw' and pots of Agave americana stand out in the morning mist.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Delica thorn bitter melon

‘Delica Thorn’ bitter melon and purple podded yard long bean ramble along the Vegetable Garden Fence.

Photo by Doug Croft
Boehmeria spicata

Boehmeria spicata, with wonderfully jagged edged leaves, blooms in The Asian Woods.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Lycoris squamigera

Lycoris squamigera, a bulb commonly called Naked Ladies because it blooms without its leaves, fills The Bulb Meadow.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Eustoma grandiflorum 'Mariachi Carmine'

Eustoma grandiflorum 'Mariachi Carmine', also known as lisianthus or prairie gentian, brightens the Cut Flower Garden.

Photo by Doug Croft
The Pond Garden borders

The Pond Garden borders explode with hot colored Lobelia cardinalis, and Hemerocallis hybrid.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Zinnia elegans 'Salmon Queen'

Zinnia elegans 'Salmon Queen' attracts butterflies in the Cut Flower Garden.

Photo by Doug Croft
Hibiscus 'Moy Grande'

Hibiscus 'Moy Grande', a large flowering hybrid blooms on The Long Border.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Purple variegated Strobilanthes dyerianus and Solanum quitonense

Purple variegated Strobilanthes dyerianus and Solanum quitoense, a spiny member of the same family as tomatoes, make a lovely combination in The Teacup Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Bells Run Creek

Newly planted streambank along Bells Run Creek.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Lisa Roper

Ron Dipietro drives the tractor while Lisa Roper trains the Gingko cordons in The Serpentine Garden.

Photo by Rob Woodcock
Tennis Court Garden

Path above The Tennis Court Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Lagerstroemia 'Tonto'

Lagerstroemia 'Tonto', a deep pink Crape Myrtle, in full bloom on The Chanticleer Terrace.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Ligularia dentata 'Othello'

Ligularia dentata 'Othello' lines a path in The Asian Woods.

Photo by Lisa Roper

Wayne Art Center Exhibit

Greenhouse Construction

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