What’s in Bloom

August

August is Jim Gibbs’ favorite month in the Gardens.  Annuals reach peak bloom and provide brilliant color throughout the Gardens especially in combination with perennials.  Hundreds of roses in shades of red, pink, yellow and white fill the air with fragrance and color.
Crape myrtles thrive in the heat of summer,  flowering in shades of pink and magenta.
Waterlilies, both hardy and tropical types, glisten like jewels on the ponds.  Late blooming varieties of hydrangeas include “PeeGee” types that flower in full sun.  Look for Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanilla Strawberry’ with flowers that start out white and turn shades of pink and even crimson.

What's in Bloom at Gibbs Gardens

Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry

 

Bloom Calendar

EARLY SPRING

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL

Early March through Mid-April

CHERRY BLOSSOM COLORFEST

Mid-March and lasts 2 weeks

DOGWOOD COLORFEST

Early April and lasts 2 - 3 weeks

Spring and early Summer

AZALEA COLORFEST

Early April until early Fall

FERN DELL COLORFEST

Mid-April through late October

RHODODENDRON COLORFEST

Early May and lasts 2-3 weeks

ROSE COLORFEST

Early May through November

HYDRANGEA COLORFEST

Mid-May through October

WATERLILY FESTIVAL

Mid-May through November

Summer

DAYLILY COLORFEST

Early June through August

CRAPE MYRTLE COLORFEST

Early July through August

ANNUAL & PERENNIALS

Spring and Fall, peaking in Summer

Fall

WILDFLOWER COLORFEST

Early September through November

OKTOBERFEST

Early October through November

JAPANESE MAPLES COLORFEST

Mid-October through mid-November

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