We’re Beating the Heat at Maymont

June 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm 1 comment

June 22, 2010

Despite the unusually high temperatures for June, coupled with low humidity, Maymont’s gardens are look ing their best.  The staff and volunteers are busy with deep waterings to sustain the gardens and plantings through this dry heat cycle.  Extra mulch is being applied to some plants to help retain soil moisture. 

The floribunda roses in the Italian Garden are in full bloom for the second time this season.  The cycle of peak bloom is about every three weeks from May until a hard freeze later in the year. 

The hibiscus are just starting to bloom in the Via Florum garden near the Maymont Mansion.  The  large flowers of ‘Lord Baltimore’ and ‘Lady Baltimore’ hibiscus always attract attention from our visitors.

Over at the Children’s Farm the perennials in the upper garden of Marie’s Butterfly Trail are a riot of color with blossoms and butterflies.  Come learn how you can create your own butterfly garden by taking home a brochure from the rack on the wooden fence.

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