The Flower Show at the Monroe County History Center is part of the annual Summer Garden Walk, and your Garden Walk ticket provides entry. This year’s cheerful theme, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, signals the kinds of vases and flowers you will see. Bloomington Garden Club members arrange dozens of full size and miniature flower displays using locally grown and imported roses, other flowers, and greenery.
Purple lavender contrasts with shades of creeping thyme along a curved sidewalk as you enter, and as you explore, you’ll see gardens filled with many flowering plants favored by butterflies and bees. A large pond in the rear of the yard is surrounded by a walled ‘secret garden’ and several mature trees.
This four-season garden with an Eastern influence offers a different perspective, the use of plants, trees, water, rocks, boulders, and sounds to produce a restful, contemplative space. Expect to find large specimen conifers as well as miniature gardens using cypress knees.
Visitors to this plant-filled urban garden are greeted by an attractive butterfly shrub that is a shaded hiding place for garden fairies and whimsical ornamentation. Both sun and shade plants, carefully chosen to complement the space, are a delight and make a visit well worthwhile.
This garden is a blend of formal gardens featuring a fountain surrounded by hydrangeas, impatiens, and flowering vines leading to a reflecting pool framed by boxwood, hydrangeas, roses, and colorful annuals and finally to a rustic woodland garden. Along the winding stone steps, enjoy fifty hosta varieties.
Plants of various kinds, including annuals, vegetables, and dwarf conifers, fill this unusual garden. A private backyard, offering with an array of shade-loving plants, is anchored by two towering oak trees and a specimen sourwood tree.