>The week of August 17

What’s in Bloom: August 17-24

The north side of the President’s Choice Show Garden:

Many varieties of Dahlias including Dahlia ‘Pooh’, an example of a Collerette flower-type. Here it is set of by Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight.’ Dahlias’ peak time for blooming is late August through September and they will continue into October until frost.

In the foreground and flowering now: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Huron Blush’ (Japanese Silver Grass) with the variegated Miscanthus sinensis ‘Dixieland’ (Maiden Grass) which will flower later in August through September.

Chelone Iyonii (Pink Turtlehead) Nature. A native plant which is also popular in white.

In the Water Garden West:

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ (Perennial Sunflower). A giant sunflower known for its lemony yellow blooms on tall stalks.

In the Water Garden East:

Helenium ‘Rubinzwerg’ (Sneezeweed) with Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-eyed Susan). The Helenium is a good example of the hot reds, oranges and yellows that are prominent now in the garden.

In the Entry Garden:

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’ (Ornamental Oregano). A great plant for the perennial border which also makes a good groundcover when combined with other taller flowering plants such as Perovskia.

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