June 15, 2018
If you saw the Garden's displays two weeks ago, you ain’t seen nothin’!
Summer annual displays are flourishing in the Crescent, Circle and Enabling Gardens. The prairie is blooming with purple spiderwort, white false indigo, yellow pimpernel and many other widflowers popping up amidst native grasses. The woods feature the four-foot tall cow parsnip, which has a most unusual smell. Look for a diverse array of perennials including geraniums, meadow sage, Shasta daisies, primroses, anemones, false goatsbeard, catmint and ornamental onions. The roses are in bloom as well as include fringe trees, clematis, trumpet honeysuckle, Japanese tree lilacs, Japanese spireas and arrowwood viburnum. New to the gardens are several varieties of hybrid sweet shrubs, also known as Carolina allspice, which have large flowers in unusual shades of pink and chocolate.
Enjoy the ever-changing natural beauty at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
| Bearded &|
|Meadow sage & other salvias|
|Hydrangea arborescens & anomala|
| Black-eyed Susan|
|Ornamental grasses & sedges|