The summer months are nearing the end, but the late bloomers in the gardens keep the show going. From the moment you walk in the entrance you will be delighted by the Hydrangea paniculatas blanketing the fence. The H. paniculata varieties of ‘Bobo’ and ‘Pinky Winky’ are sprinkled throughout the gardens and are a spectacular sight to behold.
The windmill garden is erupting with magnificent floral displays. You will be amazed by the cannas (Canna ‘Australia’) with their deep purple foliage and intense red flowers, accompanied by the large pink blooms of the Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum). Together, these plants make great companions. Follow the sound of buzzing bees and you will discover a patch of Japanese anemone (Anemone ‘September Charm’) that has a delicate look and is quite delightful. Also in the windmill garden you will find Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, a very unique flower that is sure to amaze.
Be sure not to miss the splendor of the bugbane (Actaea racemosa ‘Brunette’) in the shade border near the Labyrinth. The chocolatey-brown foliage and stems are accompanied by long spikes of white flowers, a truly interesting plant. While taking a stroll through the Arbor Bowl, you will find several large rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) blooming. Lastly, sprinkled amidst the gardens are the Dahlias. These decorative flowers will take your breath away. The changing of the seasons is almost upon us, so come experience Heritage and soak up the last bits of beauty that summer has to offer!
There’s always something blooming at Heritage. Check out Heritage’s Bloom Calendar to see when your favorite flowers, trees and plants are in bloom.