July 2021 in the Garden - Flowers! COLOUR!!

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice is still pretty fired up by all the colourful shenanigans in the garden - his July 2021 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden blog hits all the hot spots. Literally. I was looking forward to a nice shady stroll through the Asian Garden, but no, every plant mentioned is in the sun somewhere. Surprisingly, though, in light of the recent record-breaking high temperatures, it was delightful - a perfect summer day (it IS the July blog, so that was fitting), with a lovely breeze everywhere, and even a bench in the shade at the end. The blog has the usual set of good photos.

    The Alcea rosea, hollyhocks, at the entrance gate are putting on a good show. The purple lupine pods provided a nice contrast.
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    The Cephalaria gigantea on the Entrance Plaza still looks impressive.
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    Here are a few landscape photos.
    The Physic Garden, the meadow and entrance to the Physic Garden, the European section of the Alpine Garden.
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    Contemporary Garden
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    Here's a bit of Africa -
    Berkheya purpurea
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    and Berkheya cirsifolia. Note in the last photo how thoughtfully far from the plant the label is.
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    I'll end tonight with Kniphofia triangularis subsp. obtusiloba.
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    So, the new planting outside the Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre. This one section looks already quite well-developed, but across the path there is another area around the same size that is very new.
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    From the blog:
    Tanacetum balsamita
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    Achillea clypeolata
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    Catananche caerulea
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    The Balkan yarrow (Achillea) and Cupid's dart (Catananche) with Dianthus giganteus (that is one over-hyped flower name):
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    I have never heard the term "cotton lavender", but I found in this area a Santolina not in the blog with the common name rosemary-leaved lavender cotton: Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana 'Edward Bowles'. Such a fancy name, but the flowers, though small, live up to it.
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    Another favourite find was Sideris syriaca.
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    And Ruta graveolens.
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    There is already a little shade from the Stewartia hybrid.
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    Linda Layne's Food Garden was not included in the blog, though it was certainly hot enough there. I was amused by the chard and asparagus that were left to go to seed. The asparagus fruits should turn red, but I thought the green looked quite jewel-like.
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    I have the name on this one: Asparagus officinalis 'Guelph Millennium'.
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    I ran into Linda in the shade in the Contemporary Garden where she was recuperating from the heat, and she suggested I check out the Phacelia tanacetifolia, with what look like fingers formed by the spent flowers. It was right next to the chard and asparagus, and I'd totally missed it.
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