A dash of Capsicum annuum ‘Black Pearl’ (ornamental pepper) highlights this planter along Washington Avenue. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Canna ‘Blueberry Sparkler’ (canna), blooming in the Monocot Border. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Chelone glabra (white turtlehead), blooming in the Native Flora Garden. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree) and its sharp, pointed leaves punctuate the Visitor Center. If it looks ancient, that’s because it is—fossil evidence traces this genus back to the dinosaur age. Photo by Lee Patrick.
The multiple blooms of Grammatophyllum speciosum (tiger orchid), dangling from above in the Aquatic House. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Vanda Memoria Ericka Heuring, in bloom at the Aquatic House. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Rosa ‘Awakening’, still in bloom and smelling sweet by the Rose Arc Pool. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Phlox cultivar (phlox), in bloom between the Shakespeare and Fragrance Gardens. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Amaranthus paniculatus ‘Autumn’s Touch’ (amaranth), adding a touch of its coppery inflorescence to the Osborne Garden. Photo by Lee Patrick.
Helichrysum petiolare ‘Silver Mist’ (licorice plant), sporting silvery gray-green leaves in the Osborne Garden. The common name comes from the slight licorice scent of the foliage, and is not the plant where actual licorice comes from. In fact, H. petiolare is toxic to people and animals, though still often desired as a trailing shrub. Photo by Lee Patrick.