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Longwood Gardens, Day 3: Annuals in the Idea Garden

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

It’s Longwood Gardens week at the GPOD! This week, we’re celebrating this fabulous public garden in pictures. Longwood, located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is a long-time FG staff favorite, an infinite source of inspiration, gardening know-how, and of course, great photos.

Day 3: In the Idea Garden at Longwood Gardens, this warm season annual  bed is a combination of cool blues and warm reds.  Plants include tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis), ‘Kobalt’ salvia (Salvia guaranitica ‘Kolbalt’), ‘Garnet Robe’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Garnet Robe’), ‘David Verity’ cuphea (Cuphea ignea ‘David Verity’), ‘Marvel Scarlet’ zinnia (Zinna ‘Marvel Scarlet’), and ‘Big Red’ zinnia (Zinnia ‘Big Red’).

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  1. MattiFOF 04/28/2010

    Great layers of color. I am a big fan of Cuphea ignea...we used to have one when we lived in WI. I will have to check out the 'David Verity'. Matti

  2. birdwhisperer 05/05/2010

    Every picture gives me new ideas for my garden, especially love day day 3 of Longwood Gardens.Am in south western ontario so Patiently waiting for last chance of frost to pass so I can get on with it.

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