Week of September 7, 2012

The Chanticleer House

White, sterile flowers of Hibiscus syriacus 'Diane' flank the stairs leading into The Chanticleer House Gardens.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Chanticleer Poolhouse

Beautiful reflection of the bath house in the Chanticleer pool.

Photo by Lisa Roper
The Chanticleer Terrace

Containers planted with tropicals, including Musa 'Saba' and Musa xishuangbannaensis 'Mekong Giant' , a cold hardy banana from Yunnan, China, line The Chanticleer Terrace.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Phormium 'Pink Stripe'

Phormium 'Pink Stripe', one of many containers on the Chanticleer Terrace.

Photo by Lisa Roper
The Serpentine

The Grain Sorghum Seedheads continue to turn color in The Serpentine, blending with the reddish hues of the Schizachyrium scoparium [Blue Heaven] grass.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Strobilanthes dyerianus

An array of foliage color and texture, including the purple tinted Strobilanthes dyerianus, surround a seeating area near The Entry Gardens.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Vigna caracalla

Vigna caracalla, or Snail vine, meanders through a container in The Entry Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
The Ruin

Acer davidii, Hedera helix 'Elfenbein' and Aristolochia tomentosa are trained on the walls of The Ruin.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' blooms in the Gravel Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
The Gravel Garden

Ornamental grasses, including Nassella tenuissima in theforeground, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' in the upper right, and Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' in the left distance are backlit in The Gravel Garden at sunset.

Photo by Lisa Roper
The Rock Ledge

Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' and Liatris aspera bloom in The Rock Ledge above The Pond.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Ligularia fisherii

Sweetly fragrant spires of Ligularia fisheri line a path in The Asian Woods Garden.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Helianthus sp.

A Helianthus sp. towers over the Vegetable Garden bench.

Photo by Lisa Roper
Delica Thorn

'Delica Thorn' bitter melon colors up yellow-orange on The Vegetable Garden fence.

Photo by Lisa Roper

Wayne Art Center Exhibit

Greenhouse Construction

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