What's in Bloom - August 2012

August 15, 2012 by Parks Conservancy Staff

When did it get to be August already? Summer may be flying by and have you itching for fall colors, but there are still plenty of summer flowers blossoming. Check out what's in bloom in Pittsburgh's parks this August!

Riverview Chapel Shelter

Summer Annuals (dusty miller, vinca, blue salvia, red celosia, pennisetum grass)

Summer Annuals (profusion zinnia mix, marigold mix, celosia, blue salvia, pink begonia)

Highland Park Entry Garden

Aster (aster nova-angliae)

Black-Eyed Susan (rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')

Canna Lily (canna species)

Hardy Sunflower (helianthus x multiflorus 'Meteor')

Hardy Sunflower (Helianthus species)

Schenley Plaza

Summer Annuals (banana tree, mixed celosia)

Summer Annuals (caladium 'Arron' and 'Carolyn Warton')

Summer Annuals (dragon wing begonia, golden coleus)

Summer Annuals (pink begonia, vanilla marigold)

Summer Annuals (pink geranium, white alyssum)

Summer Annuals (red salvia, marigold, blue lobelia)

Summer Annuals (sweet potato vine, zinnia, croton)

Mellon Park Walled Garden

Daylily (hemorocallis 'Happy Returns')

Salvia (salvia nemerosa 'Eastfriesland')

Liriope (liriope muscari)

If you're like us and can't imagine Pittsburgh's breathtaking park gardens without these vibrant bursts of plants and flowers, consider giving a gift to support park restoration. If you'd rather just get down and dig in the dirt yourself, we're always looking for volunteers!

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