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Juniper Level Botanic Gardens: Souto Sun Garden


Named in memory of Eddy Souto, the full-sun garden was added in 2008 as the older gardens were maturing and the canopies were closing. The garden features berms full of Agaves, Alocasias, Colocasias, grasses, Bananas, Baptisia, Salvias, Chrysanthemums, Sedums, Peonies, and many other unusual sun-loving plants. 


Extra Photograph Descriptions

Photograph A: The Souto Sun Garden was established in 2008 and named Eddy Souto Garden in Memory of Tony Avent's late friend and neighbor. Here you will find a large variety of sun-loving plants. This photo taken in August showcases the layered look of the Agave in the forefront, Yucca on the left, and the Palm tree in the back. There are Peonies, Salvias, Penstemon, Phlox, Sedums, Cacti, a variety of grasses interplanted with many unusual and beautiful flowering plants and trees.

Photograph B: It showcases the many sun-loving plants. This photo taken in March shows the winter interests that the Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' is covered with buds. In the foreground, the yellow sedum offsets the architectural interest of the Yucca. Midway you can see the Opuntia structure and grasses that will later be surrounded by Baptisia and multitudes of unusual sun-loving perennials.

Photograph C: This photo of the Sunny Souto Garden is taken in early March. In the forefront, you can find a Trachycarpus fortunei with the Dormant Hardy Banana leaves in the middle with the pink buds of the Higan Cherry tree. 

Photograph D-I: Souto Full Sun Garden is waking up in Early Spring. These photos were taken on March 29, 2020. Ruby Falls Redbud is in full bloom with other trees beginning to leaf out. The Prickly Pear cactus, Agave loferox, Daphne sericea, Notocactus, and Narcissus ‘Hawera’ are all adding visual interest to the garden. There are many views in this large sunny garden. The Baptisias and Peonies are emerging promising blooms in April and May.

Photograph J-K: Mid-June in the Sunny Souto Garden you will find Pink Calla Lilies blooming in the forefront with, Metasequoia behindit  to the left, hardy banana to the left and Hibiscus, Cestrum, Echinacea, and many other unusual Sun-Loving  plants throughout.