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Entrance Walk: Aesculus x carnea ‘Ft. McNair’ – red horse chestnut Benthamidia japonica var. chinensis ‘Samzam’ – Japanese dogwood Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – sweetshrub Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – sweetshrub Chionanthus virginicus – fringetree Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris – climbing hydrangea Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ – ninebark Founders’ Grove: Heuchera ‘Fandango’ – coralbells Iris ‘Spartan’ – […]

The post What’s in Bloom – June 20, 2018 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Entrance Walk: Aesculus x carnea ‘Ft. McNair’ – red horse chestnut Amsonia ciliata ‘Spring Sky’ – blue star Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ – sweetshrub Syringa x prestoniae ‘Donald Wyman’ – lilac Viburnum plicatum forma tomentosum ‘Shasta’ – doublefile viburnum Founders’ Grove: Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Albiflorus’ – white redvein enkianthus Iris ‘Spartan’ – iris ‘Fernwood’s Golden […]

The post What’s in Bloom – June 7, 2018 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ is spectacular! These are at the Norweb Entrance Garden. – Sharmon, director of horticulture Pennisteum ‘Fireworks’ certainly is putting on a show this time of year! This annual grass makes a great foliage contrast all season. Come see it at the entrance to the Arbor Garden. – Amy, writer/editor I look forward […]

The post What’s in Bloom – August 24, 2017 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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I love this ‘American Dawn’ Dahlia! Find it on the steps leading up to and scattered around the Cleaver Event Lawn. – Anna, horticulturist Sagittarius latifolia (Common Arrowhead) is beautiful in the Slater Forest Pond. – Will, horticulturist Rudbeckia fulgida, ‘Goldsturm’ Black-eyed Susan. This cheerful native perennial is actually an herb—Native Americans valued this plant […]

The post What’s in Bloom – August 14, 2017 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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A reliable perennial I would recommend to any gardener with sun and space is Thalictrum rochebruneanum, also called Meadow Rue. This statuesque plant gets to be over 7 feet tall and it topped with a plethora of purple flowers that the bees love! It is a bit of a self-seeder, but so worth it for […]

The post What’s in Bloom – July 31, 2017 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Origanum ‘Kent Beauty’ ornamental oregano…the sweetly nodding pink bracts look great in the container leading up the steps to the Cleaver Event Lawn. – Anna, Horticulturist Shout Out! To this perfect perennial! Crocosmia ‘George Davidson’ named after the late British scientist and professor who thankfully bred this stunning Montebretia. It pairs beautifully with blue fescue […]

The post What’s in Bloom – July 21, 2017 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens by Coastalmaine-editor - 1y ago

The Gardens has a lot of volunteers, and an important group among them are our volunteer pollinators. Honey bees are a key pollinator that we depend on. We maintain a small apiary – a fancy name for the location where beehives are kept – of about 400,000 honey bees by our horticultural building, and it […]

The post Saving the Swarm appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Staff Picks These lovely water lilies (Nymphea hardy water lily) in the children’s garden remind me of being young and catching frogs in the pond. – Tina, IT Coordinator Now that we’re open until 6pm it’s fun to see how the vibrant colors look against the early evening sky. The deep purple of this larkspur […]

The post What’s in Bloom – July 7, 2017 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Staff Picks This week, be sure to make your way up under the Rose Arbor in the Arbor Garden. There you’ll find Clematis ‘Multi Blue’ blooming it’s little head off! The color is simply out of this world! – Syretha, horticulturist Phyteuma scheuzeri, the horned rampion. You just have to see this awesome little perennial […]

The post What’s in Bloom – June 23, 2017 appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens by Coastalmaine-editor - 1y ago

If you’ve been dropping by our blog regularly, you’ll know that Syretha, one of our horticulturists, recently posted about her fondness for Ajuga varieties (currently in bloom here at the Gardens), and I have to second that fondness. Though I have to say, as an herbalist, I’m definitely biased; any plant regularly dismissed as an […]

The post Use for Ajuga reptans appeared first on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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