Everything is looking great at our Project Bloom garden at Brookwood Hall. Flowers are blooming everywhere and the vegetable gardens are full of produce. Here’s what’s growing in the Project Bloom Gardens right now! What’s growing includes Strawberries, Brazzle Berries, Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, Shallots, Dill, Nasturtium, Sage, Lavender, Mint, Thyme, Oregano, Chives, Pumpkins, Sugar Baby Watermelons, Sunflowers, Peas, Tomatoes, Beans, Coreopsis, Zinnias, Marigolds, Cosmos, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Cannas, Hosta, Double Pleat Columbine, Dianthus, Delphinium, Dwarf Iris and Coneflower.
In the children's garden we now have Nora's Berry Patch. There are Strawberries and Brazzle Berries (Which is a thornless Raspberry from Phyllis.)
Our Herb Garden was planted by KPMG Long Island a few weeks ago. It's looking great. There is Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, Shallots, Dill, Nasturtiums, Sage, Lavender, and more for all the gardeners to enjoy. There are pots of Mint, Thyme, Oregano and Chives. All the plants that tend to run are planted in pots to keep them in one spot.
In the corner of the hedge of the Childrens Garden is the new Pumpkin Patch. There are Pumpkins in the center, Sugar Baby Watermelons along the front, and Birdhouse Gourds under the bamboo, and Mammoth Sunflowers along the back edge.
The Childrens Garden, it has a watermelon and pumpkin patch, 2 large vegetable gardens with beans, peas, tomatos and sunflowers. A curly willow arbor connects the 2 vegetable beds. In the foreground is the berry patch!
Another view of the Children's Garden and the new curly willow arbor.
The Curly Willow Arbor, once the beans start growing it will be cool for the children to walk under the archway.
Everything is growing so nicely in the vegetable beds. Corn in the foreground. Beans on poles in the background
Looking toward the greenhouse from the kid's garden. The pumpkin patch is on the right, and the large pot has potatoes growing in it.
We have some Beans growing in the bed on the left, that should climb up the arbor. Sunflowers line the left edge of that bed.
Last years Coreopsis Seedlings along the fence. They were blooming like crazy 2 weeks ago.
Coreopsis has since been tied against the fence. Zinnias, Marigolds and Cosmos bloom in between.
Shade Garden for Marge contains Oakleaf Hydrangea, Cannas, Hostas, Dwarf Hostas, Double Pleat Columbine, Dianthus, Blue Fountain Delphinium, Dwarf Iris and Purple Coneflower.
Marge's Shade Garden. It was planted in honor of our previous greenhouse Coordinator Marge O'Connor, who loves hostas and columbines.
The Memorial Garden has Snapdragons and alyssum in the foreground, then Montauk Daisies and Shasta Daisies, Evening Primrose and Lambs Ear. So far the only thing the deer have eaten is the Solomon's Seal.
The Pollinator Garden looks really beautiful. There is Blue Fescue and Miscanthus grasses on the corner. The deer have stayed away from our gardens this year.
The Pollinator Garden has Violet Queen Alyssum and Cosmos in front of the fence with giant leaves of the Hollyhocks that have yet to bloom. The red and yellow Gallardia looks great along the fence, behind the cosmos and in front of this year's coreopsis.
This years Coreopsis Seedlings have red centers. Last year's lanceleaf coreopsis had yellow centers. The orange flowers are Bright Lights Cosmos. The foliage is more like marigolds than cosmos. Pink sensation cosmos in the background.
Oxalis is in the front with burgundy leaves and has pink flowers. We didn't think it would come back, but it did! Side view of the pollinator garden with blue bird bath. Forsythia hedge in the background.
The corner of the fence next to the greenhouse, there are pink and red Hollyhocks (thanks for the seeds Maria!) and Gaillardia and the Lavender here are from last year's seedlings.
Containers that have Ribbon Grass and caladium dress up the greenhouse entrance. Montauk Daisies are being rooted for planting up somewhere!
Nutsedge Weeds are running through the paths of the vegetable beds. We don't like these!