Be prepared to be enchanted by the genus Fuchsia. These showstoppers of the fall garden range in form from large shrubs to low groundcovers. Since these perennials begin blooming as early as May and continue blooming until frost, they are still in their full glory as many other perennials have started to fade.
Fuchsia Days is a celebration of these outstanding plants and their many uses in the Northwest garden.
In addition to the hardy fuchsias located within the garden proper, PowellsWood is home to an additional site with an extensive private collection. Viewing of the PowellsWood Hardy Fuchsia Collection will be possible via guided walking tours Thursday September 15th through Saturday September 17th. Two tours will be offered each day and will begin at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. From PowellsWood Garden visitors will accompany a docent along the trail to the fuchsia collection; trail distance is roughly 1 mile round trip. Tour duration is 1 hour 15 minutes and is complimentary with admission.
Labelled cut stems will also be on display in the Garden Room for the enjoyment of those unable to walk the trail to the special collection or those whose schedule does not permit them to join a tour.
In addition to tours and cut flower displays, Fuchsia Days also includes resources for the home gardener, including information on designing with fuchsias, fuchsia care and planting, and where to purchase fuchsias locally.
PowellsWood Garden will be open during Fuchsia Days from 9:30 am to 3:00.
Adult admission: $7. Youth admission (ages 13-18): $5. Child admission (ages 6-12): $3. Children 5 and under free.This entry was posted on 04/10/2016 in Events Listings by PowellsWood