Gardener and floriculturist Lee Phillips led a tour of the gardens of Peachtree Planning on E. Second Avenue. Just across from the historic Clocktower, the gardens bloom year-round with a wealth of colorful and exotic flowers and plants.
Visitors included several members of Rome’s garden clubs who viewed the late summer garden in full bloom.
A bank of golden Black Eyed Susans is overlooked by the pendulous, almost iridescent trumpets of Angel Trumpet.
The garden is home to God Cosmos, pink Crepe Myrtles, the Rose of Sharon and the scarlet blooms of hibiscus and roses.
The garden’s west side features a 10-foot tall Castor Bean Plant boasting huge reddish-maroon leaves and clusters of spiky scarlet seed pods.
Here are a few photographs of the garden and its visitors: