Bloom Report (July 31) - The gardens are gorgeous! Visitors will enjoy the roses, daylilies, lilies, prairie wildflowers and dahlias, all blooming nicely.  Of particular interest, check out the perennial gardens - including the Spiegel Entry Garden in front of the Snyder Building, the MacMillan Terrace Garden, Sensory Garden and Slade Perennial Garden. The annual garden is bursting with color!  The shrub rose garden, shrub rose walk and rose garden are all lovely.  And the prairie garden on Three-Mile Drive is looking great as well.  

All photos by Arboretum volunteer Dave Poplau unless otherwise specified.

Campanula
Astilbe
Dianthus by Dave Poplau

Campanula/Harebell

Astilbe/Astilbe
Dianthus
Mint
Daylily
Marigold
Agastache Rugosa/Korean Mint

Hemerocallis/Daylily

Tagetes/Marigold

Asiatic Lily
Balloon Flower Persicaria
Lilium/Asiatic Lily
Platycodon Grandiflorus/Balloon Flower Persicaria Polymorphos/Persicaria
 Rugosa Rose
 Meadow Sage  Prairie Rose
Rosa/Hybrid Rugosa Rose
Salvia Nemorosa/Meadow Sage

Rosa/Prairie Rose Shrub Rose

 Garden Rose
 Black Eyed Susan
 Periwinkle
Rosa/Garden Rose Rudbeckia/Black Eyed Susan
Catharanthus/Periwinkle
Bellflower
 Bloody Cranesbill
 Yucca
Bellflower
Cranes Bill
Prickly Pear
Thistle
 Clustered Bellflower
Clematis
Echinops Ritro/Globe Thistle
Clustered Bellflower
Clematis
Coral Bells
Daisy
Hosta
Coral Bells
Daisies
Hosta/Plantain Lily
     
Snapdragon
Sneezeweed
Allysum
 Antirrhynum Majus/Snapdragon
Helenium Amarum/Sneezeweed
Lobulara Maritima/Sweet Allysum
Chamomile  Petunia  Phlox
Ratricaria Mecutita/German Chamomile  Petunia/Petunia  Phlox Maculata/Meadow Phlox
Zinnias
 Yarrow  Coneflower

Zinnia/Zinnia

Achillea Millefolium/Yarrow

 Echinacea/Coneflower
 Verbena  Hydrangea
 
Verbena/Verbena Hydrangea/Hydrangea
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guide to Plants in Full Bloom and Where to Find Them  -  Week of July 20 

Daylilies (Hemerocallis) require little to no care, adaptable to most soils, many varieties and flower colors to choose from. (University of Minnesota Extension) *Most beautiful in the early morning, before the heat of the day*

Location at Arboretum: Daylily Collection, Home Demonstration Gardens, Sensory Gardens

Asiatic Lily (Lilium candidum) easy to grow perennial, very hardy, require no staking, thrive in many types of soil. (University of Minnesota Extension)

Location at Arboretum: Asiatic Lily Collection, Sensory Garden

Hydrangea Tree (Hydrangea paniculata) easy to grow, grows well in well-drained areas, many varieties and colors available. (hydrangeatree.net)

Location at Arboretum: Spiegel Garden, The Dahlberg Welcome Terrace, Garden for Small Spaces in Home Demonstration Area

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) can help break a fever and fight cold and flu, lowers blood pressure, used in herbal cosmetics, fragrant. (gardenguides.com)

Location at Arboretum: Naturalistic Garden, Slade Perennial Garden, Visitor Center Circle

Bee Balm (Monarda) divide every 3 years to prevent spreading, deer resistant, attractive to bees. (thegardenhelper.com)

Location at Arboretum: Slade Perennial Garden, Naturalistic Garden

Sumac (Rhus) beautiful red coloring in fall, there are native varieties to MN, considered small tree or large shrub. (landscaping.about.com)

Location at Arboretum: Elm and Honey locust Collection

Researched and compiled by Rebecca Splichal, student intern