Longwood Gardens is the big shot among public gardens in the U.S. They do everything with a big splash, sometimes literally. It seems like it is the most expansive, showy, and probably the most expensive too. I hadn't been in years, but when a friend and I were on the way to the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey, in mid August, we stopped. Quite a contrast of environments, I know.
Here are some shots of a long border composed of dynamic color progressions -- blues merge to purple, then pink to reds, to oranges, yellows and on and on it went.
Photo above is my entry for the "Summer" themed Picture This contest at Gardening Gone Wild.
There's a lot more to see. I'm only showing you a slice.
The meadow below is one of the newest features at Longwood Gardens. It was just starting to come alive with bloom when we were there, but must be glorious now that it's October. The bridge looks like a ship floating in the midst of it all. They do things big, don't they?