Browse through these posts to find interesting facts about the trees and plants at the Botanical Center.
The plants in the outdoor gardens have been chosen so that Botanical Center visitors will find something of interest throughout the year. Winter Garden plants may have defoliating bark, shimmering needles, and colorful berries. Summer Garden plants start blooming in late Spring and continue to provide a display of color and texture into November. The Rose Maze while spectacular in June is worth a visit at any time.
The plants in the Conservatory, Mediterranean room and other greenhouses thrive in a tropical setting. You will find plants that do well in rainforests where they may get up to 100 inches of rain a year and plants that will survive in desert areas with less than 10 inches of rain a year. Seasonal displays change several times during the year and enhance the permanent beds. Of particular note is the poinsettia display from early November to mid January.
- Oct 22, 2016 The Flora at the Botanical Center
- Oct 21, 2016 Bird of Paradise or “False Bird of Paradise”? (Strelitzia or Heliconia)
- Jun 22, 2015 Goat's Beard, Aruncus Dioicus
- May 4, 2015 Viola labradorica (Labrador Violet)
- Mar 26, 2015 Date Palm - Phoenix dactylifera
- February 2015
- Dec 9, 2014 Poinsettias
- Oct 12, 2014 Asclepias tuberosa (Butterflyweed)
- Sep 2, 2014 Sedum Autumn Joy
- Aug 9, 2014 Echinops
- Jun 12, 2014 Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'
- May 5, 2014 Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
- April 2014
- Feb 12, 2014 Cedrus deodara 'Snow Sprite' (Himalayan Cedar)
- January 2014
- Dec 10, 2013 Acalpha hispida
- Nov 12, 2013 Muhlenbergia capillaris
- October 2013
- September 2013