Planting “summer” at Maymont

May 15, 2014 at 7:11 pm Leave a comment

While the cool weather kept the tulips blooming longer than usual an old saying omes to mind…all good things must come to an end.  Last week we marked that end by removing the spent tulips and pansies from the Italian Garden and planted the summer annual bedding plants.  Each member of the horticulture staff designs different garden spaces rotating between one another the gardens from year to year.  This year the Italian Garden’s color palette is pink, blue, lavender and purple framed by Rosa ‘Ginger’ and R. ‘Spartan’.  The garden is going to be stunning with Eucalyptus, Scaveola, Callibrachoa, Lantana, Angelonia, Petchoa, Cartharanthus (vinca) and Impomoea ‘Tricolor’ providing color throughout the summer. Staff and volunteers planted the small bedding plants, then applied a slow release fertillizer and finally a layer of mulch.  Before planting we augmented the beds with a thin coat of our homegrown compost to enrich the soil.  Regular watering, via nature or a watering wand, will ensure the garden matures quickly for our guests to enjoy. Image

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Gardening for Health, or Believing in the Seed Fairy To Dig or Not to Dig…Tulips, that is!

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