Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stan Hywet's Great Garden ~ Part 2: The Cutting Garden

The Cutting Garden in the three acre Great Garden at Stan Hywet, Akron, Ohio
Visiting Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in August finds the Cutting Garden full to bursting with the classic annuals of summer: cosmos, zinnias, statice, cleome, dahlias and lisianthus. Come take a walk with me!

Waves of white, purple and pink Cleome in front of a row of zinnias.
Looking over the Cutting Garden to the Hall. The dried flower spikes of Filipendula in the forefront is part of the north perennial border that separates the Cutting Garden from the rest of the Great Garden.
The delicate pink and yellow blooms of Lisianthus (now named Eustoma) are amazingly reminiscent of a rose. It is native to the Great Plains region in the US.
The large bed was filled with several different colors of Lisianthus. These were just waiting to be picked for the bouquets that grace the Hall and the other visitor areas.
A couple having engagement photos taken in the Cutting Garden near the cloud of Cosmos.
Cleome and Filipendula by another row of fruit trees that serve as the vertical structure of the Great Garden.
This large stand of Tricyrtis was quite impressive! Their common name is toad lily because of the spots on the flower petals.

A pollinator on the toad lily flower.
Tricyrtis begin blooming late in the summer and continue through fall. They are an excellent part-sun plant that will grow happily with your hosta and provide flowers for the autumn months.
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and blue Russian sage (Perovskia) are seen in front of one of the arches in the Rose Garden.
This unusual copper colored rose is Rosa 'Cinco de Mayo'. It is planted in a drift of several bushes and set of the red brick of the Hall very well.
One of the many long views down the borders of the Great Garden. See Part 1 for more pretty views like this one!
An unusual sight in Ohio: Stan Hywet Hall stands in its Tudor splendor as framed by the pillar shrubs of the Elliptical Garden. This garden can be seen walking from the Great Garden to the Carriage House, which is the official visitor entrance.
The Carriage House was once the ten-car garage, stable, and living quarters for the chauffeur and groomsmen. Now it serves as a visitor center for purchasing tickets, buying a light lunch in the cafe, or browsing their garden shop.

Patio tables and fountain at Stan Hywet's Cafe.
Large planters and garden ornaments for gardeners.
Terra cotta herb labels...
Pots, crocks and everything nice in the gift shop at Stan Hywet.
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  1. That cutting garden of Stan Hywet Hall looks so beautiful, especially first photo is stunning! I am surprised to see Lysianthus in the garden. We have them here only in glasshouses grown for the commercial market. The Tricyrtis or toad lily is often called here "poor man's orchid".
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us.

    1. Glad you liked them Janneke! It gets quite hot here in the summer, so perhaps that is why they do better outside here? It was quite a hot day by the time we were done with our tour anyway!

  2. What a truly lovely garden. The cutting garden is just as beautiful as the other areas you have shown us. Lucky you, being able to visit!

    1. Thanks Pauline! Nice that we can admire each others garden visits! :)

  3. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful gardens. I love all that color, especially the cleomes and cosmos. Thanks for sharing your visit with us!

  4. I really love the waves of flowers...I have always wanted to do this with annuals but it has not worked yet...but I keep trying.

  5. What a lovely garden! Since we're new to Ohio, this gives us another place to visit!

    1. Glad you will be able to visit in person, Donna! It is lovely. We were there in summer again this year.


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