Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer at the Monet Garden

The Lenexa Garden Club recently toured the Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum.

The evening started with a brief light shower; once the sun came out the temperature soared. Our tour guides were three of the Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners who help plan and maintain the gardens.

The garden was full of visitors and photographers enjoying the colorful show provided by the annuals. The first image is looking down from the arbor in the Sunset Garden towards the Monet Pond. Hibiscus rosa sinensis 'Cherie' is in a large container under the arbor. Throughout the garden are Cosmos; my favorite is Sonata White.

The Dahlias are just magnificent. The striped one, in the Allee, is Bristol Stripe.

Admission to the Overland Park Arboretum is free.

Here's an article on annuals for Kansas City conditions:
Annuals in the Trial Garden

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