Despite the fact that there are still plenty of plants in flower in the Botanical Garden, December is really more a month for berries.
November’s heavy hand often deals a death blow to the softer flowers and foliage that we enjoy through the early autumn. It isn’t technically winter in November, but it often feels that way.
For October, the focus is on Hydrangea, an important summer- and fall-blooming group of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers.
Looking out the window the other day, following the trajectory of a rufous hummingbird as it zipped toward a fuchsia, I was suddenly struck by the utter exuberance and floral bounty of this group of plants.
Learn about the Garden’s extensive collection of maples, including where to find particular specimen.
What I enjoy most about conferences are the ideas. Ideas + people make for rich sessions and engaging discussions. Beautiful garden settings also help.
Douglas Justice examines the Garden’s spectacular summer foliage and tree collections in the David C. Lam Asian Garden.
Douglas Justice, Associate Director of Horticulture and Collections, explains what makes the maple tree collection an essential part of the Garden.