High Summer at Green Spring Gardens

It’s high summer. Hot as you know what. Here in the metro DC area, gardens are starting to struggle (including mine). So  recently I decided to venture out to Green Spring Gardens, in Alexandria VA, a  Fairfax County public garden known for its great plantings (as well as its excellent educational offerings for gardeners). I wanted to see what was blooming, or otherwise looking good, despite the challenging summer climate. Here’s what I found – an impressive mix of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. If you live in the area, take a road trip for yourself!

 Garden Shoots will be on vacation until after Labor Day. See you in September!

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4 Comments on “High Summer at Green Spring Gardens”

  1. willisjw Says:

    When I saw the dragonfly on the wall I thought we were back in Mexico again. Nice catch!

  2. Sarah Says:

    Nice pics! I have a friend who works at Green Spring and I’m sending her a link so she can view.

  3. Mary Olien Says:

    Thanks for the lovely review of Green Spring Gardens. Staff and volunteers work so hard to make it a gem in Fairfax County.

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