Friday, September 9, 2011

Discovery Garden


Discovery Garden Rockwall Texas
Photo taken September 9, 2011





I thought it was time to take an inventory of the plants that survived the dry condition this summer in Zone 7-8. The following are a the result of a trip to the Discovery Garden in Rockwall, Texas. They have some cute painted stones and recycled items in the garden that added quite a bit of character. What a great idea to acquaint children to gardening.
I think this is Pampas Grass on top of this berm. The Garden is surrounded by roses.






Evergreen Wisteria Vine (Millettia)








Joseph's Lily (upper left, leaves), Lambs Ear 'Von Stein' (Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein', lower right)








Calibrachoa Superbells® 'Coral'





Lantana






Globe amaranth, Gomphrena (Gomphrena globosa)





Globe amaranth, Gomphrena (Gomphrena globosa)






Texas Star Hibiscus?



















Gregg's Mistflower (Conoclinium greggii)






Orb Spider




Discovery Garden Rockwall Texas
Climbing Pinkie Rose (Rosa 'Climbing Pinkie' pol, p, 1952, EK-Earth Kind winner 1952)
Pink Flowered Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Rosea')
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium? x Artemisia arborescens? 'Powis Castle')
Spanish Bayonet Yucca, Aloe Yucca (Yucca aloifolia)



Water Garden














Sunny Knockout (TM) Rose (Rosa "Radsunny')




Sweet Potato Vine



Okra, Gumbo, Lady's fingers (Abelmoschus esculentus)






Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)


Eggplant  (Solanum melongena)


Eggplant (Solanum melongena)


Onion (Allium)




Signs designate garden design and group theme and list plants for each grouping


Xeriscape Plants
Butterfly weed, Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Bubba Desert Willow (Chilopsis Linearis 'Bubba')
Iris, Japanese water iris (Iris Ensata)
Lantana Caprice (Lantana camara “Pink Caprice')
Dwarf Max Myrtle, Dwarf Candle-berry, Bayberry, Waxberry, Wax-Myrtle, Dwarf Southern Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera var. pumila (Myrica pusilla))
Juniper Witchita blue (Juniperus scopulorum ' Wichita Blue')
Artemisia 'Powis Castle' Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium? x Artemisia arborescens? 'Powis Castle')
Spanish Bayonet Yucca, Aloe Yucca (Yucca aloifolia)
Climbing Pinkie Rose (Rosa 'Climbing Pinkie' pol, p, 1952, EK-Earth Kind winner 1952)
Pink Flowered Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Rosea')
'Homestead Purple' Verbena (Verbena canadensis)
Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus)
Mound Lily Yucca (Yucca gloriosa Spanish Dagger)
False Red Yucca (Hesperaloe Parviflora (Tott.) J. M. Coult)1
Hot Lips Sage (Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips')
Moss-rose Purslane (Portulaca grandiflora)
Giant Hyssop (Agastache)
Island sea oats (Chasmanthium Latifolium)

Many of the Xeriscape plants appear as though doing quite well during the drought.


Vitex Garden (Blues)
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii Gray)
Daylily 'Little Wart' (Hemerocallis 'Little Wart')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lullaby Baby')
Vitex
Joseph's Lily
Hardy Hibiscus 'Pinot Noir'
Indian Hawthorn 'Clare' (Rhaphiolepis indica)
Butterfly Blue, Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue')

Gold Lantana (Lantana camara)Golden Dewdrop, Pigeonberry, Skyflower (Duranta erecta)
Lambs Ear 'Von Stein' (Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein') Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)