Mu daughter had a doctors appointment in Columbus
Wednesday so I road along. After her appointment we
dropped by the Franklin Park Conservatory and strolled
around to see what was in bloom in the park.
The last time we were here it was snowy and cold outside.
The landscape around the park was a live with blooms and
was not the stark scenery that we saw last winter February.
Wednesday the containers at the front entrance were filled with colorful plantings and the snow was just a memory.
They had planted many of the borders of the beds with
the new Sunpatiens Impatiens. I was wondering how
these new impatiens would really fair in the sun and heat
but they were thriving here in the sun and heat of the
cement edgings and blacktop.
They were spread out growing in mounds in this bed making
up a purple carpet of them.
The scarlet Coleus were the show stoppers in this bed filled
with miniature white zinnias.
Brown Eyed Susan’s were growing in masses around in the park.
They made a beautiful back drop for this bench.
Butterflies were everywhere and there were several Buddleia
shrubs scattered around for them.
Celosia spicata Vanilla were planted with white zinnias.
I love this yellow Dahlia against its dark burgundy foliage.
A low grower was this Pow Wow Berry Echinacea and would
be great for a border planting.
I saw several of this variety of Hibiscus planted with
Butterfly bushes and ….
I did not spot a label for this hydrangea so I do not know
which one it is. PeeGee??
There were also different colors of Lantana planted
in beds and containers.
This flower was planted in huge masses around the park
also. If anyone knows what it is please let me know.
They were beautiful swaying on long stems in the breeze.
Liriope muscari was growing in the blazing sun and here
I assumed all along it was a shade loving plant.
Pink Bracteatha Strawflowers
and the white ones were lovely as well.
Russian Sage can stand the sun, heat and some dry weather.
This spreading Scaevola Scala was beautiful and is going
on my list for the hot section of the woodland bed border
for next years planting.
There are sculptures in the park also. These looked like
giant shiny sails and at night colored lighting reflects from
off of them from the conservatory. The conservatory is so
beautiful at night and I would love to be there to take pictures.
This sculpture was impressive but it would be appreciated by
others rather than someone like myself who likes sculpture to
look like real objects or people LOL!
Giant hands can speak for themselves.
Some of the plantings around in the park could be planted
to go with fall because of their colors. I will save them for
another posting. And two surprising petunias will be included.
Happy Gardening Everyone !!