What’s in Bloom?
Not much in the winter. Most of nature takes a long nap this time of year in order to rest up for the Spring explosion of color. Below are just a few examples of color that Taltree has throughout the year.
|The tiny leaves of Herneria glabra can take a bit of foot traffic, which is helpful in the Railway Garden. This plant, also known as rupturewort, turns reddish in cooler weather.|
|Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ is a cultivar of Virginia sweetspire that has fragrant white flowers in mid-summer and, as you can see, great fall color.|
|Summersweet, or Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ blooms in late summer in the Meyer Memorial Pavilion Garden.|
|Redbuds aren’t all red. This is Cercis canadensis ‘Alba’ in the Meyer Memorial Pavilion Garden.|
|Willow bluestar, or Amsonia hubrichtii is a native perennial that turns a gorgeous peachy-golden color in fall. Here in the Welcome Garden, it works well with this annual blue Salvia.|