Archive for May 2014

Artful Gardens Part III: Terry Shane Teaching Garden

A celebration of ARTiculture (theme from the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show) continues all year at the Scott Arboretum. Proudly honoring horticulture as the slowest form of artwork, we introduce the third installment of the Artful Gardens series. Explore how the Terry Shane Teaching Garden encapsulates two different artful personalities in one garden space.

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Plants of the Week: May 19

Paeonia ‘Ten’i’

This time of year, the magnificent Tree Peony Collection is in full swing as each cultivar exhibits its wonderful enormous flowers; all are gorgeous in their own unique ways.  ‘Ten’i’ puts out heavily hanging inflorescences that resemble well-arranged, massive, piles of pink-blushed tissues. In the center is a tight group of maroon pistils encompassed by gold stamens, creating a pleasing color accent. Its enormity and crisp color against the dark green foliage immediately catches the eyes of passers-by. photo credit: J. Bickel

Cornus Stellar Pink®

Tucked neatly between Dana and Wharton Residence Halls, is a small copse of …

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Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Roseus’

Looking for something unusual for your early summer garden? How about  Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Roseus’?

An interesting quasi-native ceanothus, ‘Roseus’ is a cross between Ceanothus ovatus and another hybrid, Ceanothus x delilianus. Ceanothus x delilianus parents are the Eastern American, Ceanothus americanus and the Mexican, C. coeruleus.

The deciduous shrub reaches 3-4 feet in height and width, and does best in sunny locations with well-drained soil. photo credit: J. Coceano

With that twisted family tree, let’s see what great attributes that gives us as gardeners.  It bears conical inflorescences of soft pink flowers on new wood in early …

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