Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Cornell Plantations # 3

I goofed in the previous post and called the pretty small red flower in the huge planter a Hibiscus. Alice has corrected my mistake (very sweetly, of course). The above plant is a hibiscus, with the large flower I mentioned earlier. The smaller flowered plant is an Abutilon(Chinese Lantern, aka Flowering Maple according to what I found on Dave's Garden site). They are related and look very much alike, which is why I assumed the Abutilon was a hibiscus. I must admit, I was wondering how such a small "bud" could become such a large flower :) I'm not familiar with it, having never grown it, but I think I'll have to give it a try.

As I promised, here are some long shots of the gardens, plus a close up or two.
This is gift shop again.

Sedum and red coleus. I don't know what the green is, but the contrast is pretty.

Celosia (I think) and Cleome. You can see the large beans on the Catalpa tree to the left of the picture if you look closely.

Is this red flower a shrimp plant? It looks similar, but I'm not sure.

I love this gate! The blue flower growing by it is Browallia (Amethyst Flower or Bush Violet). I found the name of it on Dave's Garden, among others, when I did some searching yesterday.

Here's the backdrop of the wedding site, with Japanese Anemone, Coleus, Rex Begonia and Impatiens, to name a few. What a beautiful, peaceful spot it is.

Grasses and Kale in the herbaceous border.

Russian Sage (Perovskia) and blue salvia...same border.

Zinnias and Coreopsis tinctoria (tickweed)

Such vibrant color!

More small zinnias in the orange garden. They're so pretty and perky, aren't they?

Another Castor Bean with greener leaves and red clusters (are they flowers?) The darker leaved plant had mahogany colored clusters.

Another lovely view.

I wish I knew the name of this gorgeous tall shrub with the pink hanging flowers.

A close up of the lovely hydrangea.

Lots of plants here I don't know the name of! Salvia in the middle.

Another unknown. such a pretty yellow flower! Please help me out with a name if you can.

Golden rod and salvia looking wonderful together against the rock wall.

And finally another shot of the wedding site under the lovely Catalpa tree. Posted by Picasa
I don't know how I got away with posting so many pictures at once. Blogger must be feeling benevolent :)
It's pouring rain here again tonight, after several days of warm September sunshine.
I hope you're all enjoying your day....or night, wherever you are in this big wide world.


Zoey said...[Reply]

I think your tall flower with the hanging red/pink is Amaranthus, also called Love-Lies-Bleeding.
All the pictures are beautiful.

Sue said...[Reply]

You are lucky to be able to post so many pictures. Each of them is prettier than the one before.
I have posted a couple pictures of hibiscus. They grow very well here, and my huge Rose of Sharon is from that family as well.
My grandma had a shrimp plant but it seemed to be more a salmon (shrimp) color but I suppose they come in different colors?
Hope you get some sunshine this weekend.
We're supposed to be in the high 80's for the next several days!

Sigrun said...[Reply]

Kerri, I have Helianthus Lemon Queen, it looks like your unknown yellow plant?


HORIZON said...[Reply]

Not as good at the plants but think perhaps it is Amaranthus or Japanese pink Wisteria. Beautiful place for the wedding- reminds me of Treba gardens in Cornwall. :)
If it is Amaranthus you can dry it out and use inside- the long tassels are lovely. Have a great weekend.

Val said...[Reply]

They've used LoveLiesBleeding in the local parks this year for the first time. Abutilons - they grow here in the South West of England, I have a couple of varities, all wondeful. But for us, Chinese Lanterns mean physallis! Complicated, eh?

I really enjoy the rich burgundy colours in your photos, especially contrasted with lime greens. Hmmm... thats got me thinking.

Karen said...[Reply]

Such beautiful photos. I'm glad Blogger was being generous!

I too was going to say I thought Chinese Lantern was physalis. (I like the French name, Amour en Cage--being in Canada, our plant labels are in both English and French.)

PEA said...[Reply]

This is when I wish I knew my flowers more...I need to start learning what they all are! More beautiful pictures, Kerri...what a delight to the eye they are!! Hopefully Alice can help you name the ones you don't know...she's so good at that:-) It's been COLD over here the last few days...we had very heavy frost this morning. Have a great weekend! Hugs xoxo

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

My goodness...blogger is being very benevolent to you with your last two posts...Could it be a new and improved blogger? I know that Alice has had that improved version for quite sometime now...*LOL*
Your pictures are lovely as always and those gardens are stunning. No wonder Kylie & Ko wanted to have their ceremony there.

It has been raining here again with 3 1/2 inches yesterday...Today it was dry but only reaching 60ยบ. The ground can't hold any more water and when the wind blows hard some nice trees are being uprooted.

OldRoses said...[Reply]

The gorgeous tall shrub with the pink hanging flowers is called Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate (Polygonum orientale). I'm not kidding. It's one of my favorites and extremely hard to grow from seed. It's an old cottage garden flower. Great pictures, by the way!

Alice said...[Reply]

I think Cornell Uni. should get you to do up their next advertising brochure, Kerri. Your photos are so lovely, with such variety of plants and flowers.

Thank you, OLDROSES, for identifying that shrub. I was getting tired of trawling through page after page. Although I had seen the shrub, I just couldn't think what it is called.

Both VAL and KAREN mention about another plant being called Chinese Lantern. That's the problem with common names for plants - several, totally unrelated, plants may be known by the same common name. The only way to accurately identify a plant is by its botanical name, and even these change from time to time.

Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

This place is just amazing. So beautiful. I love the picture with the gate.

You are very lucky with blogger...I am lucky to be able to post three pictures at once. Maybe you just have a majic touch.

Take care,

Carol said...[Reply]

Thank you for the inspiring tour to this beautiful plantation Kerri!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Breathtaking garden. I just love that stone fence and gate.

Tammy said...[Reply]

I grew some celosia this year though mine did not get that tall...I thought it would spread out at the top and look like a cock's comb but I might have had the wrong plant....

Seeing Anew said...[Reply]

Still lots of color in your garden, Kerri! No leaf color changes yet though, and I thought your leaves would go earlier than the ones here in Ohio...

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Hello Kerri ~ Beautiful flowers and photos. You must have a wonderful garden
I always love the photos of your flowers
Thank you for your visit and comments.
I am so glad that you enjoy my posts.
Take care, Merle.

Sissy said...[Reply]

Be careful with cleome!! It has tiny spikes near the flower head and it reseeds like crazy!! (i luv annuals!)
I think the tall shrub with the pink flowers is Chenille Plant,
the fuzzy flowers feel like Grama's old beadspread!!

roybe said...[Reply]

Beautiful gardens, and lovely place for the wedding, I'm sure it was a great day.

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