The double hydrangea border flanking the Temple of the Sky in the Walled Garden is now in top form. What I like most is its mix of hydrangeas and other plants, an antidote to the clichéd sweep of monolithic hydrangeas. Hydrangeas with different heights and shapes, varicolored flowers, and contrasting leaf colors alongside other woody and herbaceous plants make for a sophisticated and dynamic mosaic.
Bottom row: Timothy Tilghman, Jazlynne Gonzalez, Mario Irigoyen
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy