Stan Hywet's Great Garden ~ Part 2: The Cutting Garden

Visiting Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in August finds the Cutting Garden full to bursting with the classic annuals of summer: Cosmos, Zinnias, statice, Cleome, Dahlias and lisianthus. Come take a walk with me!
The Cutting Garden in the three acre Great Garden at Stan Hywet, Akron, Ohio
The delicate pink and yellow blooms of Lisianthus (now named Eustoma) are amazingly reminiscent of a rose. It is native to the Great Plains region in the US.
Looking over the Cutting Garden to the Hall. The dried flower spikes of Filipendula in the forefront is part of the north perennial border that separates the Cutting Garden from the rest of the Great Garden.
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and blue Russian sage (Perovskia) are seen in front of one of the arches in the Rose Garden.
This unusual copper colored rose is Rosa 'Cinco de Mayo'. It is planted in a drift of several bushes and set of the red brick of the Hall very well.
A couple having engagement photos taken in the Cutting Garden near the cloud of Cosmos.
Waves of white, purple and pink Cleome in front of a row of zinnias.
This is the shade tolerant flower Tricyrtis. Their common name is toad lily from the spots on their petals. They are an excellent part-sun plant that will grow happily with your hosta and provide flowers for the autumn months.
An unusual sight in Ohio: Stan Hywet Hall stands in its Tudor splendor as framed by the pillar shrubs of the Elliptical Garden. This garden can be seen walking from the Great Garden to the Carriage House, which is the official visitor
One of the many long views down the borders of the Great Garden. See Part 1 for more pretty views like this one!
The Carriage House was once the ten-car garage, stable, and living quarters for the chauffeur and groomsmen. Now it serves as a visitor center for purchasing tickets, buying a light lunch in the cafe, or browsing their garden shop.
Large planters and garden ornaments for sale...
Terra cotta herb labels...
...pots, crocks and everything nice in the gift shop at Stan Hywet.
Patio tables and fountain at Stan Hywet's Cafe.

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