Late summer gardens

August 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

When I see Lespedeza “Gibraltar’ start to bloom I know summer is winding down and fall will be here soon.  The recent rain has turned Maymont into a green oasis, quite a contrast to the beige dessert we were enduring a month ago.  The intensity of this summer’s weather  has altered the landscape.  Quite a few trees died during the extreme heat and dryness in June with additional trees falling during the intense thunderstorms that rolled through Richmond these past weeks.  

With the rains have come the weeds and also the flower blossoms.  We are keeping very busy weeding and removing spent flowers.  In addition, we are  mulching and applying a light amount of fertilizer to the roses and flower borders to invigorate the garden for the fall. 

Maymont is beautiful in the late summer, being open until 7pm allows our visitors to enjoy the gardens during the cool of the evening.  Come for a stroll and reap the benefits of our labor.  This is a great time to garner ideas on how to add color to your late summer garden from Maymont’s gardens.  

Posted by Peggy Singlemann, Director of Horticulture


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  • 1. Shelton West  |  August 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Peggy you are truly a valuable asset to this park. Thank you for all of the hard work that you and your staff put in to keep May Mont looking so wonderful year round. I thoroughly enjoy listeng and learning from all that you have to share. You are one very sharp tack. Blue Skies! HOOOAH!!!!


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