After her garden tour was cancelled due to COVID-19, Sherry Brownlee began a seasonal virtual tour via email. Below are samples of some of her plants.
Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)
Native to U.S. wetlands, Bottle Gentian (also called Closed Gentian) blooms for about a month from mid-summer to early fall. It prefers full to partial sun in rich, moist soil. Multiple stems rise from a stout taproot. Bumblebees are the primary pollinators of the flowers, as they are one of the few insects that can force their way past the closed corolla, which has no fragrance.
Submitted by and grown next to the garden pond of Sherry Brownlee.