Seed Silo Garden

Pink evening primrose and bright orange Texas lantana give the garden at the base of the seed silo a cheerful appeal during showy flowering seasons. Meadow and prairie species (such as purple coneflower and prairie goldenrod) soften the transition from surrounding gardens to the hard lines and metal of the silo and adjacent buildings.

This garden showcases a technique known as “time sharing,” where species that are active at different times of the year are planted in the same spot. For example, foxglove, an early spring bloomer, is planted in the same spot as Texas lantana, which blooms later in the summer.

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Central Gardens

 

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