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.
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