Plants Picked by the Public

As many of you know, the Trial Gardens had its annual Public Open House just a couple of weeks ago on July 13th. We had a great turn out this year, as we expected with all there was to see. This year not only did the beautiful plants draw a crowd, but also the celebration of the retirement of Trial Gardens co-founder Dr. Allan Armitage had people coming in herds. In addition to Dr. A’s famous Garden tours, there were plants for sale, and several special people spoke on Dr A’s behalf. We welcomed our new director, Dr. John Ruter, giving the public a chance to meet the new guy in charge. You can probably tell this was a great day to be at the Gardens. 

In order to maintain the Open House tradition, guests were given flags upon arrival which they were to use to identify their favorite plants. After scouting and collecting flags for the last couple of weeks, I am ready to announce the top plants as chosen by the public. Enjoy!

(By the way, these are in no particular order.)

Begonia ‘BIG Red with Bronze Leaf’ – Benary




Coleus ‘Colorblaze Marooned’ – Proven Winners



Coleus ‘Stained Glassworks Luminesce’ – Ecke



Cuphea ‘Batface’ – Almost Eden




Echinacea ‘Pure Green Jewel’ – Darwin Perennials





Evolvulus ‘Blue My Mind’ – Proven Winners




Bouvardia ternifolia Firecracker bush




Hibiscus ‘Panama Red’ – UGA




Hydrangea ‘Pinky Winky’ – Proven Winners




Portulaca ‘Pazazz Tangerine’ – Danziger




Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s