1. The canals and reflecting pools are wrapped in color: marigolds, sweet potato vines, angelonia, lantana, and coleus.

     
  2. Seen from below: looking at the plants of the Walled Garden from the Lower Terrace.  Above are Hydrangea ‘Pinky-Winky’ and Vitex ‘Abbeville Blue’ and below are Cotinus.  

     
  3. This year has been fairly good in terms of rain, but over the last week we’ve had to step up our watering of potted plants.  

     
  4. Light shining through alocasia leaves.  This alocasia is in a pot on the stoa in the Walled Garden and the late afternoon sunshine gives it a new life.  

     
  5. Just a winsome branch of Lespedeza extended like a dancer’s arm

     
  6. Hydrangea aspera ssp sargentiana is an unusual hydrangea growing in the east border of the Walled Garden.  Its large leaves are fuzzy.

     
  7. Some images from the daylong Oscar de la Renta photo shoot of children’s clothing on Wednesday.  

     
  8. Oscar de la Renta children’s wear photo shoot in the gardens today

     
  9. Oscar de la Renta children’s wear photo shoot in the gardens today

     
  10. Oscar de la Renta children’s wear photo shoot in the gardens today