What's Blooming Now - July 2, 2012
Despite the heat and drought, and thanks to the outstanding and tireless
efforts of the Zoo's wonderful horticulture staff, you can still see plenty
of gorgeous blooms in White River Gardens. Here’s a quick overview:
POLLY HORTON HIX DESIGN GARDENS
Form and Texture Garden is a riot of flowers!
‘Ace of Spades’ is an unusual black-flowered annual you will find in
the Discovery and Blended gardens.
Cutting garden has plants like Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’ and this
narrow leaved Coleus, all ready to go in a vase.
ALLEN CLOWES WATER GARDENS
beds around the pools are starting to look great with the pinks and
greens of Penisetum 'Fireworks', Angelonia 'Zebra' and Zinnia 'Lime
Queen,' backed here by the foliage of buttercup squash.
VIRGINIA FAIRBANKS SUN GARDEN
favorite Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) is joined by
lavender Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), and the fading
red flowers of Monarda ‘Jacob Kline’.
a pot on the stream pool plaza you’ll be stunned by the flaming pink
bracts (modified leaves) of Bougainvillea. Then turn around to the
pool itself to see the gorgeous water lilies (and maybe a frog or
turtle, if you’re lucky!).