Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Video Wednesday: Purple Plants of the Bishop's Garden

Here is a short video I took last week at the National Cathedral in northwest Washington, DC. At the base of the Bishop's Garden is my favorite part - the purple bed. Can you name all the plants in the bed? I'll give you a head start. Here are five to look for: Russian Sage, Balloon Flower, Borage, Clematis, and Anise Hyssop.

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  1. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Beautiful blues! I have some Anise Hyssop planted at the Fenton Garden, but not nearly as full and lush as the Bishop's Garden. Maybe by next month? -Anne

  2. Anne - maybe yours will fill out soon. My Anise Hyssop kind of petered away a few years ago, I thin I let the Black-eyed Susan take it over so definitely give it space to grow and make a home.


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