Yes, I'm disappointed, but honestly, I'm also a bit relieved. It's been such a busy summer season and the weather has been quite punishing to the garden and nursery. I've been watering, but with no irrigation system, I simply couldn't keep up.
My poor Katsura is destined for early dormancy this year.
Already in dryish shade, this plant bounces back after a good drink, but it looks horrible when deprived of water.
The very first tree I planted in Landwave after seeing it at Washington Park Arboretum. It's getting taller each year and the leaves are getting larger and larger and more prone to sun scorch!
You know, it doesn't help to always focus on the negative, there are parts of the garden that I really wish people could see!
Lilies are absolutely stunning in morning light.
As are the ornamental grasses.
Echinops are doing very well this year. They must love the heat and intense light and look spectacular with Lilium 'Contrast'.
The ever vigorous 'Scheherazade' is in full bloom and again, backlit by the morning sun, looks marvelous!
Not quite the same as visiting the garden and fully appreciating these plants, but sort of eases the sting of not being able to share this with a large group of people.