There's a formal landscaped garden simply bursting with color, but the trialed plants are in long rows, either in the open or under shade cloth.
It was a picture perfect day so I'll just post a bunch of photos of views and plants I particularly liked.
The trial garden is entered via this pergola ...
... and then you are greeted by two stunning planters of Calibrachoa 'Can Can Terracotta' (Ball Horticultural Co.)
The next three photos are of the formal garden.
award-winning. This one is named Spring Celebrities "Crimson." Below is the white version. Oooh, do I want to get some of these!
Here's another delicious white plant, also grown under shade:
Back out in the open rows, this primula wasn't looking happy.
Primula elatior, the true oxlip, but it looks more like a primrose to me. Either way, these grow wild in England and are not tropical.
Here's an artemisia (I don't know which one, but it may be wormwood), a plant I've not seen grown here before. I used this in my garden in England because of its very useful silvery foliage.
I think the plant below is Lobelia erinus; the label just says "Lobelia," and is apparently "experimental." L. erinus appears to have become bigger; the ones I'm familiar with are much more compact.
hanging baskets, especially the trailing varieties. It looks spectacular next to yellow marigolds. I've grown it from seed, with mixed results. The seeds are miniscule, more like bits of dust, but it's always worth the effort.
Here's a delightful little yellow annual, Sanvitalia, Sunvy "Super Gold."
Back to blue: The verbena below is grown by Proven Winners, so it should turn up in Home Depot, at least in South Florida; I will certainly be looking out for it.
My final photo is of Diascia, which I don't see grown down here. It's another annual I've grown from seed, and deserves broader attention. It's a lovely container plant.
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