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					 Each week Garden volunteers record the most dramatic seasonal displays.

                              Bright Spots, 2011

Date and Plant Material                                                     Location
February 16, 2011

West (B) Parking Lot
Hawthorne trees, Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’, brilliant red berries ,   Three in traffic
horizontal branches, small tree                                             island
Fountain Terrace and Path beyond
Variegated Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens ‘Aureovariegata’, variegated         16 matched
evergreens shaped into pyramids, leaves edged in yellow                     specimens
Four Seasons Garden
Viola ‘Sorbet Black Delight’, very dark flowers, tiny yellow eye            throughout
Viola x wittrockiana, Pansy ‘Ultima Apricot Shades’, large flower,          throughout
yellow, dark burgundy, pale pink
Viola ‘Penny Cream’, rich creamy petals, tiny yellow eye                    throughout
Senecio cineria ‘Silverdust’, silver gray leaves, wavy margins of leaves    throughout
Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger, ‘Nell Lewis Strain’, low clumps of        Right corner by
white flowers                                                               arbor
Winterberry, Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’ ®, deciduous shrub, brilliant   Left corner by
red berries along stems                                                     arbor
*Oregon Grape, Mahonia x media ‘Underway’, upright evergreen,               Corner to left as
sprays of lemon-yellow flowers at top of stem                               you enter
Medicinal Garden
Heavenly bamboo, Nandina domestica, clusters of orange berries, low         Corner bed
shrub
Viola ‘Sorbet Plum Velvet’, bright blue violet, yellow eye with lines       Curved beds
Viola ‘Sorbet Yesterday Today and Tomorrow’, white, light lavender,         Curved beds
violet
Ornamental Kale, Brassica oleracea cv., tall plants with dark purple        Curved beds
leaves
Holly, Ilex opaca, tall evergreen trees, red berries along stems            End bed
Meditation Garden
Black Haw, Viburnum prunifolium, tall shrubs, dangling clusters of           End by arbor
blue/black berries
Violas, selection of colors in other areas
Sunken Garden

Ilex x ‘Mary Nell’, tall pyramidal evergreen, glossy leaves with spikey      Either side of
edges, dense clusters of scarlet berries                                     steps to sunken
                                                                             area
Asian Valley ENTER ON COMPOSITE PATH SLOPING TO POND

Oregon Grape, Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’, evergreen shrubs with            Either side of
spikey leaves, tall stems, sprays of yellow flowers on top                   path by
                                                                             entrance
Photinia davidiana var. undulata 'Prostrata', low shrublike groundcover      Right side of
with small clumps of red berries.                                            path on hillside
                                                                             below Terrace
Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Gold Rush', medium shrub with creamy white           Left side of
flowers along branches.                                                      path past bench

*Japanese Red Pine, Pinus densiflora 'Oculus Draconis' reddish               Left side of
brown cinnamon bark with branches of wispy pine needles marked with          path past bench
bands of yellow and green.
Sawara Cypress, Chamecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’, mounded shrub        Edge of lake
of threadleaf golden foliage                                                 across from
                                                                             entrance path
Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina domestica, ‘Gulf Stream’, orange/red leaves         Left of path on
on low, dense shrub                                                          slope by stone
                                                                             path
Himalayan Pine, Pinus wallichiana ‘Zebrina’, evergreen tree with long        Top of berm on
needles striped with white, striking in winter sun                           left
Tarajo Holly, Ilex latifolia, evergreen with large glossy leaves, serrated   Left of path at
edges,                                                                       intersection
Hinoki Cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tetragona Aurea', Glossy               Left of path
golden yellow to bronze-yellow fern-like needles in four rows; yellow-       between
green to blue-green in shade; curved branches                                boulders

LEFT BEFORE TEA HOUSE BRIDGE DOWN WINDING PATH,
TURN RIGHT ONTO PATH BY LAKE

Eastern White Pine, Pinus strobus 'Pendula', blue-green slender needles.     Left side of
                                                                             path by lake
*Alexandrian Laurel, Danae racemosa, low evergreen, arching stems            Below Tea
of shiny leathery leaves, large berries turning orange                       House deck,
                                                                             right of path
Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’, orange/red leaves        On slope near
on low dense shrub                                                         path on right,
                                                                           below Tea
                                                                           House
Wintercreeper, Euonymus fortunei, ‘Moonshadow’, low mounds of              Right of path by
glossy green leaves with bright yellow centers                             stream

Emily Bruner holly, Ilex x ‘Emily Bruner’, large dense evergreen, glossy   Right of path by
leaves with prickles on edges, clusters of large wine-colored berries      pool

Flagler Perennial Garden LEFT ON BRICK PATH ; KEEP
CURVING TO RIGHT

Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wycoff'’, winter flower buds are red ,slender     Left side of
strands of berries.                                                        path by West
                                                                           Island Garden
CONTINUE THROUGH ARCH; LOOK AT BERM PLANTING
Adult English Ivy, Hedera helix ‘Buttercup Adult’, mounded leathery        By stone wall
plant with bright yellow terminal evergreen leaves                         under arch
*Witch Hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane', abundant coppery-red         Right of path
flowers                                                                    under crepe
                                                                           myrtles
Witch Hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise', Fragrant, clear      Right of path
yellow flowers with one-inch long strap-like petals hang down from the
reddish cup-shaped calyx.
Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina domestica, large planting of shrubs, huge         Right of path
display of sprays of red berries, foliage tinted red                       around Flagler
                                                                           Perennial
                                                                           Garden sign
Winter Heath, Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink', clear pink flowers on        Right of path by
forest green foliage                                                       white gazebo
REVERSE DIRECTION; RETURN THROUGH ARCHWAY; TURN
RIGHT AT WOODLAND WALK SIGN; LEFT AT STEPS
Woodland Walk
Snow drops, Galanthus elwesii, bell shaped, clear white fragrant flower,   Right side of
broad foliage                                                              steps
Alexandrian Laurel, Danae racemosa, low evergreen, arching stems of        Left side of
shiny leathery leaves, large orange berries                                path by pond
Lily of China, Rohdea japonica, glossy green strapped shaped leaves        Right and left
with clusters of red berries                                               of path by pond
Emily Bruner holly, Ilex x ‘Emily Bruner’, large dense evergreen, glossy   Left of path
leaves with prickles on edges, clusters of large wine-colored berries
Winter Jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, bright yellow flowers on weeping      Right of path at
stems.                                                                     intersection
Rob’s Garden
Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid', pyramid shaped pine      Left of path by
with long, twisted silvery blue-green needles on dense branches.             circular
                                                                             intersection
Grace Arents Garden
Pansy, ‘Ultima Apricot Shades’, yellow, dark burgundy, pale pink flower      throughout
Viola cornuta ‘Peach Frost’, peach, blue, white, small flowers               throughout
Conifer Garden
Persimmon, Diospyros rhombifolia, medium shrub with arching                  Left of path by
branches. Mahogany colored fruit.                                            Children’s
                                                                             Garden
Camellia japonica, very tall evergreen shrub, small red flowers              Across from
                                                                             rustic gazebo
Lily of the Valley Bush, Pieris japonica 'Valley Rose', Large, pastel pink   Left side of
flowers upon green foliage.                                                  curving path

Edgeworthia chrysantha, 'Gold Rush', medium shrub with creamy white          Left of path
flowers along branches.                                                      after rustic
                                                                             gazebo
Winterberry, Ilex verticillata, deciduous shrub, abundant red berries        By edge of lake
Laurustinus, Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet', 7’ tall shrub with delicate    Right side of
pink flowers just starting to bloom                                          Sycamore tree.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tetragona Aurea', Dwarf Golden Hinoki Cypress, Next to white
fans of flattened needles, fern-like golden foliage                  gazebo

Heather, Erica x darleyensis 'Mediterranean White', small bushy multi-       Right side of
stemmed shrub with small white flowers                                       path just past
                                                                             the white
                                                                             gazebo
Sedum, Sedum reflexum 'Angelina', mat-forming evergreen with golden          End of path to
to rust colored succulent leaves.                                            the right by
                                                                             asphalt road
Corkscrew Willow, Salix matsudana ‘Scarlet Curls’, small tree with long      Wetland area
twisted branches, shiny twigs, rich gold color                               below Rose
                                                                             Garden
Main Path
Oregon Grape, Mahonia x media ‘Underway’, tall stems of evergreen left of path,
spikey foliage, sprays of yellow flowers on tips of stems              against hedge
Gold Leyland Cypress, x Cupressocyparis leylandii ‘Gold Rider’, Left of path
evergreen to 6’, foliage slightly twisted, upper branches flushed with
gold, stunning in the winter sun

				
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