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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
We are thankful for all those who support us:
- Our Friends of the Arboretum Memberships
- Participants in our Annual Plant Sale
- Attendants of our Speaking Events, Workshops, and Garden Tours
Friday, November 20, 2015
Mums are everywhere this time of year. Mostly the tidy, rounded type are the ones you see en masse at nurseries, temporary roadside stands, and even at the grocery stores. However, at the Arboretum we have a beautiful display of old-fashioned mums growing by the front entrance to the Ag Center. These mums are usually hardier than the potted ones for sale now. They also form a looser flowering structure and they tend to spread gradually over time. These pictured are Chrysanthemum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink'.
For an interesting article on Old-Fashioned Mums vs. Potted Mums CLICK HERE
Looking for some old-fashioned mums? Be sure to come to the Arboretum's Plant Sale next May 14th. We usually have several varieties available and it will be the perfect planting time for them.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
With our recent warmer temperatures and rain, we are having a late show of blooms. With no killing frost as yet, we are able to enjoy this extended season of color.
Photos by A. Laliotes
Top picture l. to r. (Where to find in Arboretum)
1. Crytomium falcatum Japanese Holly Fern (Perennials)
2. Acer griseum Paperbark Maple (CPP Row 1)
3. Nandina domestica 'Firepower' (Mixed Border)
4. Salvia leucantha Mexican Bush Sage (Herbs)
5. Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock (CPP Row 4)
Bottom picture l. to r.
6. Pyracantha coccinea Scarlet Firethorn (CPP Row 4)
7. Pyracantha koidzumi Formosa Firethorn (CPP Row 4)
8. Salvia uliginosa Bog Sage (Herbs)
9. Erigeron strigosus Prairie Fleabane (Wildflowers)
10. Hedychium sp Ginger Lily (Perennials)
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl' is putting on a spectacular show in our Children's Garden. It's 6+feet tall deep red stems have an abundance of soft yellow blooms. The bees are finding this very alluring. In general, salvias are long blooming plants. Most prefer well-drained sites and are drought tolerant. Hummingbirds also are attracted to salvias. Read more here: Salvias for the Sage Gardener.
Monday, November 2, 2015
THURSDAY, November 5th
Beginning at 10:00 AM
Master Gardeners will lead a walk through the Arboretum's Gardens highlighting plants that have showy fall colors. Tours last about an hour and a half and are held rain or shine. However, the weather outlook is predicting a beautiful fall day.
Meet under the Shelter in front of the Agricultural Center at 403 Government Circle in Greenville. MAP
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge'
Anchored in the back edge of our Perennial Border you will find this tough as nails plant. It is low maintenance, sturdy, and provides year-round interest. It does best in sunny spots with good drainage and also grows well in containers. Mature plants will produce a tall spike with creamy-white bell shaped flowers. Cutting off the faded spike after flowering is about the only task this plant requires.
For more growing information and additional pictures, click here for a