Today, May 6th, is the third annual National Public Gardens Day in the U.S. Its purpose is to highlight public gardens across the nation and to emphasize the important roles they play in plant/water conservation, environmental stewardship, education, and provision of green/open space. In celebration of this day, below is a sampling of a few favorite plants from my own private garden. (Photos were taken from May through October, depending on period of bloom).
Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Velvet’
Hemerocallis x ‘Frans Hals’ (Daylily)
Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Montauk Daisy)
Baptisia australis (False Indigo)
Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’
Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ (Dwarf Lilac)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)
Veronica spicata ‘Purpleicious’
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Star)
Photos by Alice Webb
2 thoughts on “National Public Gardens Day”
Thanks for a wonderful post. I didn’t know today was National Public Garden Day. We certainly need more gardens. Great pictures.
I’m glad you liked the post & photos — thanks for checking them out! Public Gardens are a wonderful asset, and Spring is a great time of year to get out and visit them!