Summer Countdown!

Submitted September 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM

There are only 12 days left of summer! Don't let the last days slip away by not coming to visit the Garden!

Inca Ice™ Peruvian Lily
Inca Ice™ Peruvian Lily     Alstroemeria 'Koice'

This charming plant will flower through October and sometimes into November. See it along the Floral Walk.

Showy Milkweed
Showy Milkweed     Asclepias speciosa

So many seeds! These will be dispersed by the wind. Better hurry up here before they all blow away!

Pink Dawn Chitalpa
Pink Dawn Chitalpa    X Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'

This deciduous tree is a cross between the Utah Natives, Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides) and Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), hence the genus name Chitalpa.

Blue Satin® Rose of Sharon
Blue Satin® Rose of Sharon     Hibiscus syriacus 'Marina'

Each individual flower will only last one day, but there are so many produced you would never notice. Take a look near the bottom of the Water Conservation Garden.

Queen Charlotte Japanese Anemone
Queen Charlotte Japanese Anemone     Anemone x hybrida 'Königin Charlotte'

See all those yellow stamens near the center of the flower? That many stamens is usually an identifying feature of the buttercup family, which this plant is a part of. It can be seen along the Floral Walk.

Don't forget Nature Connects is only here through September 16, so if you haven't seen it, it's something you do not want to miss!

Photos by Heidi M. Simper

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