Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
A quiet oasis located between the Arts and Industries Building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden is a horticultural display of hundreds of varieties of annual and perennial plants, unique hanging baskets, and unusual trees and shrubs.
Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
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Well, hello there! A Mantis and Ruby-throated Hummingbird checking each other out in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden.
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The fall migration season means we host many feathered visitors in our gardens surrounding the National Mall. This week we noticed Ruby-throated Hummingbirds filing up on end-of-season nectar in our Mary Livingston Ripley Garden as they head south for the winter.
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Passion Flower (Passiflora x alato-caerulea) from the Ripley Garden
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Expand your plant palette by taking one of the weekly free tours offered in our gardens. For a tour schedule visit http://ift.tt/1ftZy93 Pictured here: Passion Flower (Passiflora x alato-caerulea) from the #Smithsonian Ripley Garden by smithsoniangardens
The 2014 Ripley Garden green wall. My first attempt at growing vertically in the garden.
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The 2015 Ripley Garden green wall. Read how our horticulturist created this succulent masterpiece on the Smithsonian Gardens blog - ow.ly/PrGEx
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Green wall, full of succulents, at the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden.
The finished product!
Going Vertical in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden: Year Two!
Solanum quitoense, known as naranjilla (”little orange”) is scary in looks only. Spines and purple hairs along the stems give this member of the nightshade family an otherworldly appearance that would be more at home in the Addams Family garden rather than the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden at the Smithsonian. If you can get past the strange looks of the hairy, orange fruit, a fresh glass of naranjilla juice is a sweet treat.
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Spooky Plants Week
A sampling of fall color in the Smithsonian Ripley Garden, clockwise: autumn crocus, toad lily, castor oil plant, & lion's tail. #FeelsLikeFall
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Emilia coccinea (tassel flower) is a lovely & delicate flower. Photo by DC Tropics.
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Coleus 'Black Patent Leather' or 'Shiny Shoes' in the Ripley Garden. Photo by DC Tropics.
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Fall foliage of Oxydendrum arboreum (sourwood) in the Ripley Garden. Photo by DC Tropics.