Blooms Add Burst of Color to Wesleyan’s Landscape

Peach hibiscus grow in planters near Usdan and Fayerweather.

Peach hibiscus grow in planters near Usdan University Center.

Purple laitris mimic the pillars of Olin Library.

Purple liatris mimic the pillars of Olin Library.

A Rose of Sharon, a deciduous flowering shrub, blooms near Judd Hall.

A Rose of Sharon, a deciduous flowering shrub, blooms near Judd Hall.

A newly-planted flower bed adds a burst of color to the exterior of Boger Hall.

A newly-planted flower bed adds a burst of color to the exterior of Boger Hall.

A swallowtail butterfly sips nectar from a purple cone flower near Allbritton Hall.

A swallowtail butterfly sips nectar from a purple cone flower near Allbritton Hall.

Black-eyed Susans grow near Judd Hall and Allbritton Hall.

Black-eyed Susans overlook Allbritton Hall and Exley Science Center from their garden near Judd Hall.

A butterfly bush blooms near the Center for the Americas.

A butterfly bush blooms near the Center for the Americas.

The Butterfield Colleges Residence Hall received a new garden this summer including native grasses, shrubs and yellow and purple cone flowers.

The Butterfield Colleges Residence Hall received a new garden this summer. Plantings include native grasses, shrubs and yellow and purple cone flowers.

A striking canna lily shows off its red petals near Clark Hall.

A striking canna lily shows off its red petals near Clark Hall.

Wild sunflowers bloom in the West College Courtyard near Van Vleck Observatory.

Wild sunflowers bloom in the West College Courtyard near Van Vleck Observatory.

A red lily blossoms behind the '92 Theater.

A red lily blossoms behind the ’92 Theater.

Bees enjoy bee balm plantings in the Wild Wes Courtyard.

Bees enjoy beebalm plantings in the Wild Wes Courtyard.

Pansies continue to bloom near the corner of Andrus Field.

Pansies continue to bloom near the corner of Andrus Field.

Petunias welcome summer sports camp participants to Usdan University Center.

Petunias welcome summer sports camp participants to Usdan University Center.

A perfect pear grows in the West College Courtyard.

A perfect pear grows in the West College Courtyard.

Vibrant, fuchsia-colored petunias bloom near Fayerweather.

Vibrant, fuchsia-colored petunias bloom near Fayerweather.

Purple coneflowers overlook Alpha Delta Pi.

Purple coneflowers overlook Alpha Delta Phi. (Photos by Olivia Drake)