The grounds showcase new and recently introduced varieties of annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables.
I was dazzled by the colors...
plant structures... (also check out the tomatoes in the foreground!)
and abundance of insects! The bee looks so happy on the Gaillardia 'Mesa Yellow'. I also love the seed heads!
I took way too many photos, so I'm just going to share plants or colors that make me think of fall. The rows of Coleus in an earlier photo really set the mood!
I love the leaf margins, color, and texture of this Begonia 'Fannie Moser.'
I love black plants and this ornamental pepper 'Black Pearl' is so dark the photo almost looks black and white.
I love the colors of these cute little Calibrachoa Minifamous™ 'Apricot Red Eye Evol.'
The flower color of this striking Celosia 'Intenz' screams hot summer, but the purple tinge in the foliage makes me think of fall.
This vibrant Echinacea 'Sombrero Hot Coral' makes my heart sing.
I love the orange tones of this Gaillardia 'Arizona Apricot.'
On the outer edge of the gardens, Ball and ComEd are restoring a prairie habitat. (If you're interested in prairies, check out the restoration of Shanghai Prairie in Ann Arbor, Michigan.)