Summer at Last!

Submitted July 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Now that it's hot, it is finally starting to feel like summer. Come enjoy some fun in the sun up here at the Garden!

Young Lady Smoke Tree
Young Lady Smoke Tree     Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'

It is clear where this tree gets its name of Smoke Tree from! You can see it in the Rose Garden.

Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Weed     Asclepias tuberosa

This Utah native provides nectar to many butterflies, and the leaves are a source of food for Monarch butterfly larvae (Caterpillars). Take a look at it along the Floral Walk.

Fragrance Garden
Zagreb Tickseed     Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'

If you like to pollinator watch, this is a good plant to keep your eyes on. It can 'bee' found in the Rose Garden.

Spiderwort     Tradescantia 'Blue and Gold'

Taxonomy fun fact: See how there are three petals on this flower, that is a sure sign that it is a monocot. Flowering plants are divided into two different groups, monocots and dicots. The term monocot means it has only one "seed leaf," termed cotyledon. The other group, dicot, has two "seed leafs." Another clue that this is a monocot is its parallel leaf veination. Examples of other monocots are Orchids and Grasses. You can see this plant along the Floral Walk.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Oak Leaf Hydrangea     Hydrangea 'Snowflake'

With its flowers so white, in the sunlight, this bush looks as if it is glowing! Look for it along the Floral Walk.

Put on your shades and sunblock and come enjoy what summer has to offer here at the Garden!

Photos by, Heidi Simper

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