August 4, 2011

In July, make your way out to Willow Pond for a glimpse of our butterfly garden at its peak. As you walk at to the pond, you’ll notice a number of summer-blooming trees and shrubs adding seasonal interest to the landscape.

Here are some of July’s Horticulture Highlights:

Bottlebrush Buckeye
Bush Cinquefoil
Goldenrain tree
Rose of Sharon
Summersweet Clethra
Virginia Sweetspire


  1. Bill Matthews says:

    I would appreciate it if the Horticulturist could tell me the type of hydrangeas in bloom along Oak Avenue (on the left side driving towards Willow Pond in a group of 4 or so.)
    Thank you.
    Bill Matthews
    Friends of MAC member

    • Jessica Bussmann says:

      Hi Bill, our Plant Records & GIS manager, Stephen Jackson replies:

      I was out this morning looking at the Hydrangeas on Oak Ave. There is a mass on the East side of Oak Ave near lot 2815 (Between Magnolia and Larch Avenues) that are Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’, sold as the QuickFire® Hardy Hydrangea. They have white flowers right now, but will turn pink throughout the summer. Monrovia has several listings in our area for purchasing (Monrovia.com) – search for the plant, then select on “find a garden center”.

      We hope this helps answer your question! Enjoy the summer blooms.

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