Dette område støder op til hovedindgangen.
Hvert år omdanner vi det til "The Jungle".
composition changes slightly from year to year depending on what we have
planned for other areas. For instance, this year our four tropical smoke
bushes were not needed elsewhere so I massed them in the center back of the
main bed. The jungle continues to the right. Besides the smokebushes, visible
are Red Abyssinian banana, Banana Gran Nain, King Tut papyrus, Borneo Giant
elephant ear, Black Coral elephant ear and Albert the alligator. Albert will be
leaving soon for the Okefenokee Swamp.
to Chris Neumann, Lead Horticulturist for sharing the gardens
at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge in Madison, Wisconsin!
"I don't want to say good-bye to summer but I forced to
admit it is fall. Here are more photos of some of the gardens at Oakwood
Village Prairie Ridge, the non-profit continuing care retirement community for
which I work. Our tropical plants are finding this warmer than average
September just fine and act as if summer will never end. Elsewhere on campus,
the asters, mums and goldenrods are saying cold weather is on its way."
Closer look at Red Abyssinian banana, Banana Gran Nain with
Red Star cordyline, King Tut papyrus and Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Light Green
My assistant, Linda, watering in the Jungle. Red Star and
Red Sensation cordylines, Australian Sword fern and elephant ears - Borneo
Giant, Mojito, Black Magic.
We plant these beds with annuals every year but, unlike the
Jungle, it can change radically from year to year. This year we went with a
succulent theme, using agaves, echevarias, paddle plants, cacti and others.
Agaves A. attenuata and 'Spot', Golden Barrel cactus,
Setcreasea 'Purple Queen', Echevaria, zinnias and marigolds.
Agave 'Kissho Kan', unknown Agave, echevarias, Caribbean
Tree cactus, Persian Queen geranium, marigolds and "dead" sedges.
By the entrance to the Health and Rehab Center. Coffee Cups
elephant ear, Gay's Delight coleus and Senator Rose wax begonia.
Fall is here in the Rock Wall Garden - Alma Potschke aster
and Fireworks goldenrod.
October Skies aster and Deam's black-eyed Susan bloom in the
Garden of Twenty-One Stones across from the entrance to Pioneer Prairie
One of our restored prairies, this one east of the Settler's
Ridge independent living apartments. Big Bluestem (grass); Showy, Stiff and
Canada goldenrods; New England, Smooth, Frost and Heath asters; Sweet