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What’s in Bloom This Week – May 25, 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Staff Picks

Redbuds
These small trees (Cercis canadensis – Eastern Redbud) are at their peak right now! We’re at the very top of their range, meaning they are marginally hardy, but with this past year’s mild winter they are doing great. The leaves don’t start to emerge until the flowers are going, so their beauty is not obscured! They can be found in many parts of our gardens, but these shown are in the Children’s Garden. – Syretha, horticulturist

Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanoles) and 'Coerulea' Large Camas (Camassia leichtinii)
There are two great perennial bulbs blooming on the back side of the Event Lawn this week: a sweet mix of Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanoles) and ‘Coerulea’ Large Camas (Camassia leichtinii). Check them out! – Anna, horticulturist

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The Dodecatheon clevelandii ssp. insulare (Padre’s Shootingstar) is looking spectacular next to the bridge in the Lerner Garden. Will, horticulturist

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'
Sisyrinchium angustifolium ‘Lucerne’ likes a moist, open woodland setting. Look for this tiny beauty in the Alfond Children’s Garden. – Jen, horticulturist

Solomon's seal Polygonatum x hybridum 'Striatum'
This variegated Solomon’s-seal, Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Striatum,’ has a lovely white margin to the leaves and burgundy-reddish stem. I chose this plant to tie in with the red-stemmed lady fern behind it and to brighten up an area in the Woodland Garden that does not get a ton of sun. – Sharmon, horticulturist

Cypripedium 'Gisela'
A stunning Cypripedium, or lady’s slipper, in the Woodland Garden. This one, called Gisela, is an earlier bloomer. – Sharmon, horticulturist

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There are some incredible lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’) coming into bloom around the Kitchen Garden terrace with juicy, juicy purple blooms. – Diane, horticulturist

Full Bloom List

Birch Allee
Helleborus niger ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Kingston Cardinal’ – Lenten Rose
Iris odaesanensis
Paeonia mairei – Peony
Pulmonaria ‘British Sterling’ – Lungwort

Burpee Kitchen Garden and Terrace
Fritillaria meleagris – Checkered-lily; Snake’s-head Fritillary; Guinea Hen Fritillary
Aurinia saxatalis ‘Sulphurea’ – Basket-of-gold
Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge
Malus ‘Spring Snow’ – Flowering Crabapple
Prunus ‘Snow Fountains’ – Weeping Cherry
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort

Alfond Children’s Garden
Acer rubrum ‘Shocking Gold’ – Red Maple
Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’ – Manchurian Snakebark Maple
Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Regent’ – Saskatoon
Amelanchier nantucketensis – Nantucket Shadbush
Amsonia rigida – Stiff Blue Star
Benthamidia florida ‘Appalachian Spring’ – Flowering Dogwood
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Hadspen Cream’ – Siberian Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ – Siberian Bugloss
Cercis canadensis – Redbud (Minnesota Strain)
Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Longwood Chimes’ – Fragrant Winter Hazel
Corylopsis pauciflora – Buttercup Winter Hazel
Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Spritzer’ – Barrenwort
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ – Trout Lily
Erythronium revolutum – Pink Fawn-lily
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Rubra Maxima’ – Crown Imperial
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Candy Love’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Double Lady Mix’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Gold Finch’ – Lenten Rose
Helonias bullata – Swamp Pink
Iris reticulata – Reticulated Iris; Winter Iris; Early Bulbous Iris; Netted Iris
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Bleediing-heart
Larix decidua ‘Horstmann Recurved’ – Contorted European Larch
Lathyrus vernus ‘Alboroseus’ – Spring Pea
Lonicera caerulea var. edulis ‘Berry Blue’ – Honeyberry
Magnolia ‘Anticipation’
Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’
Muscari latifolium – Grape Hyacinth
Muscari macrocarpum ‘Golden Fragrance’ – Grape Hyacinth
Narcissus ‘Merlin’ Small-cupped Group – Small-cupped Daffodil
Paeonia tenuifolia ssp. lithophila – Fern Leaf Peony
Podophyllum hexandrum ‘Majus’ – Himalayan Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum ‘Missouri May’ – Mayapple
Primula kisoana – Primrose
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Rhododendron ‘Blue Baron’
Sibbaldiopsis tridentata – Three-toothed Cinquefoil
Trillium cuneatum – Little Sweet Betsy
Trillium flexipes – Nodding Wakerobin
Trillium pusillum ‘Roadrunner’
Trillium stamineum – Twisted Trillium
Trillium sulcatum – Southern Red Trillium
Trillium vaseyi – Sweet Beth
Tulipa (Kaufmanniana Group) ‘Scarlet Baby’ – Kaufmanniana Tulip
Tulipa linifolia Species Group – Flax-leaved Tulip
Tulipa saxatilis Species Group – Candia Tulip
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Bluetta’ – Highbush Blueberry

Bosarge Family Education Center
Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’ – Apple Serviceberry
Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Cole’s Select’ – Serviceberry
Cercis canadensis – Redbud (Minnesota Strain)
Cymophyllus fraserianus – Fraser’s Sedge
Gaylussacia brachycera – Box-huckleberry
Geranium maculatum – Spotted Cranesbill
Rosa carolina – Carolina Rose
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot
Trillium cuneatum Deep yellow-green – Little Sweet Betsy
Uvularia grandiflora – Bellwort

Entry Walk
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’ – Bearberry
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Cameo’ – Flowering Quince
Erica carnea ‘December Red’ – Scotch Heath
Narcissus ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ Split-cupped Collar Group – Split-cupped Collar Daffodil
Saruma henryi – Upright Wild Ginger
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Viburnum carlesii – Korean Spice Viburnum

Cleaver Event Lawn
Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Montana’ – Blue Star
Hyacinthoides hispanica – Spanish Bluebell Mixture
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ballerina’
Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ Double Group – Double Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ Jonquilla Group – Jonquilla Daffodil
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Shimmers’ – Lungwort
Uvularia grandiflora – Bellwort
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry

Slater Forest Pond and Stream
Caltha palustris – Marsh Marigold
Epimedium grandiflorum (White Selection) – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Queen Esta’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Saxton’s Purple’ – Barrenwort
Helleborus – Brandywine Lenten Rose
Narcissus ‘Sun Disc’ Jonquilla Group – Jonquilla Daffodil
Orixa japonica ‘Pearl Frost’ – Japanese Orixa
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry
Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ – Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Euphorbia epithymoides – Cushion Spurge
Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ – Summer Snowflake
Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ Double Group – Double Daffodil

Founders Grove
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry

Great Lawn
Narcissus Perennializing Premium Mix – Perennializing Premium Daffodil Mix
Narcissus ‘Actaea’ – Poeticus Daffodil
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – Creeping Phlox

Haney Hillside
Amelanchier laevis – Allegheny Serviceberry
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Corydalis lutea – Fumewort
Dicentra eximia – Bleeding-heart
Lindera benzoin – Spicebush
Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Kalmia latifolia ‘Heart’s Desire’ – Mountain Laurel
Fothergilla gardenii ‘Harold Epstein’ – Dwarf Fothergilla
Pieris floribunda – Mountain Fetterbush
Chamaedaphne calyculata ‘Tiny Tom’ – Leatherleaf
Rhododendron canadense – Rhodora
Vaccinium corymbosum – Highbush Blueberry
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ – Bleeding-heart
Magnolia ‘Butterflies’
Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ Trumpet Group – Trumpet Daffodil
Narcissus ‘W.P. Milner’ Trumpet Group – Trumpet Daffodil
Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens – American Red Elder
Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Rubel’ – Highbush Blueberry
Viburnum lantanoides – Hobblebush

Vayo Meditation Garden
Carex siderosticta ‘Golden Falls’ – Broadleaf Sedge
Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum forma flavescens ‘Chocolate Lace’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Pseudo-Larchmont’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Red Queen’ – Barrenwort
Helleborus argutifolius – Corsican Hellebore
Helleborus Heronswood Double Dark – Heronswood Double Dark Lenten Rose
Helleborus Heronswood Double Pink – Heronswood Double Pink
Helleborus Heronswood Pink – Heronswood Pink
Helleborus x nigercors (Helleborus Gold Collection Group)’COSEH 830′ – HGC Ice Breaker Prelude Lenten Rose
Hydrastis canadensis – Goldenseal
Mukdenia rossii [Crimson Fans] ‘Karasabu’ – Crimson Fans Mukdenia
Pachysandra terminalis – Japanese Spurge
Rhododendron schlippenbachii – Royal Azalea

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Rhododendron ‘Elvira’

Rose & Perennial Garden
Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’ – Windflower; Grecian Windflower; Balkan Anemone
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’ – Bearberry
Aurinia saxatalis ‘Compacta’ – Basket-of-gold
Cercis canadensis [Lavender Twist] = ‘Covey’ – Eastern Redbud
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ Double Take Series – Flowering Quince
Euphorbia epithymoides ‘First Blush’ – Cushion Spurge
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Maxima Lutea’ – Crown Imperial
Geum rivale ‘Flames of Passion’ – Avens
Muscari latifolium – Grape Hyacinth
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ Triandrus Group – Triandrus Daffodil
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’ – Catmint
Primula ‘Jay-Jay’ – Primrose
Pulsatilla vulgaris – Pasque Flower
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot
Spiraea thunbergii [Mellow Yellow] = ‘Ogon’ – Mellow Yellow Spiraea
Tulipa (Kaufmanniana Group) ‘Ancilla’ – Kaufmanniana Tulip

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses
Cardamine pentaphylla – Showy Toothwort
Darmera peltata – Umbrella Plant
Dicentra cucullaria – Dutchman’s-breeches
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Circe’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense ‘Bandit’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Lemon Zest’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Cherry Tart’ – Bicolor Barrenwort
Epimedium ‘Yokihi’ – Barrenwort
Fritillaria meleagris – Checkered-lily; Snake’s-head Fritillary; Guinea Hen Fritillary
Glaucidium palmatum – Japanese Wood Poppy
Helleborus x hybridus ‘White Lady Spotted’ – Lenten Rose
Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Valentine’ – Bleeding-heart
Lysichiton camtschatcensis – Asian Skunk Cabbage
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – Creeping Phlox
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ – Creeping Phlox
Pieris floribunda – Mountain Fetterbush
Pulmonaria ‘Majeste’ – Lungwort
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – Lungwort
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’ – Pasque Flower
Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ – Wild Thyme
Viburnum carlesii – Korean Spice Viburnum

Woodland Garden
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Cardamine trifolia
Epimedium ‘Chocolatte’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium franchetii
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Sirius’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Spring Wedding’ – Barrenwort
Epimedium lishihchenii ‘Golden Earrings’ – Fairy Wings
Epimedium sempervirens ‘Candy Hearts’
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ – Mourning Widow Cranesbill
Helleborus ‘Grand Burgundy’ – Lenten Rose
Helleborus niger ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Bridal Queen’ – Lenten Rose
Jeffersonia diphylla – Twin-leaf
Rhododendron ‘April Snow’
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’ – Foamflower

What’s in Bloom – May 19, 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Staff Picks

Narcissus 'Manly'
This Narcissus ‘Manly’ is outstanding. A creamy yellow double daffodil that stays in bloom for a long time. Perfect in the Norweb Entrance Garden! – Sharmon, horticulturist

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The Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells) is a large swath of blue under the birches in the Lerner Garden. – Will, horticulturist

Cercis canadensis redbuds
Don’t miss the Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) popping all over the gardens this week. They look especially nice heading towards the Rainbow Terrace in the Children’s Garden with the stunning purple, pink and yellow tulips behind them. – Anna, horticulturist

Iris odaesanensis
These adorable iris (Iris odaesanensis) are located along Birch Allee just outside the Children’s Garden. – Jen, horticulturist

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' Variegated Jacob's Ladder
The emerging foliage of Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’ (Variegated Jacob’s Ladder) in the Cleaver Event Lawn is beyond beautiful. – Syretha, horticulturist

Narcissus 'Thalia' Triandrus Daffodil
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ (Triandrus Daffodil) is a beautiful late-blooming variety with two or three flowers per stem. The pure white cups tilt down slightly, given it a serene posture. Come see them in the Perennial and Rose Garden before they fade! – Syretha, horticulturist

Uvularia grandiflora
Uvularia grandiflora (Bellwort) is showing vibrant yellow color in the Bosarge Family Education Center gardens! – Dan, horticulturist

Epimedium 'Spring Wedding'
It is difficult to decide amongst all the unbelievable Epimediums. This one in the Woodland Garden is ‘Spring Wedding’- love that burgundy leaf margin! – Sharmon, horticulturist

Complete list of all blooming and growing plants in the gardens to follow.

Shhh! Plants are sleeping in these beds!

Friday, December 18th, 2015

When spring finally comes to the gardens, 35,000 tulips will pop through the soil of beds all over Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, giving us an incredible display of color as the world comes out of its winter sleep. But before we see our incredible rainbow of flowers, these plants need to have things just right…

SM Tulips near Event Lawn

The sun’s rays act as a messaging system for plants. All summer long, the sun’s light tells tiny structures inside of green plant cells to create sugars that the plant will use as food. Those sugars are stored in a root or bulb under the soil, where it can be used even when the plant is done making food just as animals fatten up before hibernation. As the days get shorter, the sun’s message to make food is cut off, and the plant begins to rest, pulling its food from roots beneath the soil.

During the fall, some plants are getting their buds ready to burst the next spring. Cells whose only job is to help the plant to grow line up at the tips of the branches and bulbs of plants like tulips and peonies, where they wait for springtime to pop into action. Without these cells, these plants’ growth may be stunted, making short, misshapen plants, or worse—no plants at all.

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If the soil is stepped on or crushed too tight around the bulbs, they won’t be able to get the water they need to make new cells, or the space to grow new roots to hold them in place in spring rainstorms.

Dan planting tulips

These big patches of soil in the gardens aren’t places where we’ve forgotten to plant. They are the place where all the action is happening! The tiny buds of peonies and food-filled bulbs of tulips are working hard to get ready to put on their spring show.

Keep your eyes out for places where the soil is bare, and help these plants survive the winter by staying on pathways or grassy areas. We can’t wait to see you—and our 35000 tulips!—this spring!

– Jo Gammans, volunteer and guest services coordinator

What’s in Bloom This Week

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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Norweb Entrance Garden:
Chamaepericlymenum canadense — Bunchberry
Clematis terniflora – Sweet Autumn Clematis
Cuphea micropetala – Bat-faced Cuphea (In Containers)
Fuchsia ‘Autumnale’ – (In Containers)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily ( A few left in containers)

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Canna ‘Striata’ – Bengal Tiger canna lily
Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
Fuchsia ‘Swanley Yellow’
Hibiscus acetosella ‘Jungle Red’

Great Lawn Beds:
Hylotelephium (Sedum) ‘Autumn Joy’
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
Canna ‘Striata’
Grasses looking beautiful throughout, particularly Muhlenbergia ‘Muhlarbor,’ Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues,’ ‘Miscanthus sinensis ssp. purpurascens,’ and Calamagrastis x acutifolia ‘Stricta’
Aster ericoides ‘Schneegitter’
Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’
Aster novae-angliae ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Chelone lyonni–Turtlehead
Hibiscus ‘Blue River II’ & ‘Pink Elephant’–Perennial Hibiscus
Gentiana ‘True Blue’–Gentian
Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’–Black-eyed Susan
Ligularia ‘Othello’– Big Leaf Ligularia
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Chilly Winds’–New England Aster

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’
Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’
Hydrangea cvs- still exquisite!
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Fox Trot’

Bosarge Education Center:
Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fireworks’
Various Coreopsis hybrids ( E.g., Cha Cha Cha)
Rudbeckia hirta
Echinacea purpurea
Stokesia ‘Color Wheel’ and ‘Blue Danube’

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Lactuca sativa cvs
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’ & ‘Fata Morgana’
Leonotus nepetifolia
Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Helianthus salicifolius Willow-leaf Sunflower is looking very Seussical by the coloring shed
Tricyrtis ‘Jim’s Tall Towers’ Toad Lily
Gentiana ‘True Blue’ Gentian
Gaillardia ‘Punch Bowl’ Blanket-Flower
Dahlia Rose Dinnerplate Mix still look great!
Buddleja ‘Miss Ruby’ Butterfly Bush
Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii Deam’s Coneflower

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta ‘June’
Hosta ‘Grand Marquee’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Lobelia cardinalis

Perennial and Rose Garden:
Hylotelephium (Sedum) ‘T. Rex’
Hibiscus ‘Pink Elephant’
Rosa ‘KORsineo’ Roxy Shrub Rose
Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ looks excellent right now, as does the Hypoestes phyllostachya (who says you need blooms for great color?!)
Verbena bonariensis
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Massachusetts’ has a lovely set of red berries at the moment!
Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’
Silphium terebinthinaceum var. pinnatifidum
Actea simplex ‘Brunette’

Haney Hillside:
Aster ericoides ‘Scheneegitter,’ Snow Flurry Heath Aster
Galardia ‘Punch Bowl,’ Blanket Flower

Woodland Garden:
Actaea simplex ‘Pink Spike’ – Bugbane
Actaea japonica (Cheju Island Form seedlings) – Japanese Bugbane
Angelonia ‘Dangeloni4’ – Alonia White Angelonia
Clematis terniflora – Sweet Autumn Clematis
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ and ‘Kyushu’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Nemesia ‘Fleurame’ –Opal Innocence Nemesia
Tricyrtis ‘Blonde Beauty’ – Toad Lily
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Seiryu’ – Toad Lily

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree' Blue Chiffon Rose-of-Sharon007
Norweb Entrance Garden:
Chamaepericlymenum canadense — Bunchberry
Cuphea micropetala – Bat-faced Cuphea (In Containers)
Fuchsia ‘Autumnale’ – (In Containers)
Hemerocallis – Daylily
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily (In Containers)

Entry Walk:
Plectranthus argentatus
Anigozanthos ‘Burgundy Jumper’
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’
Plectranthus ‘Zap Knarley’
Cuphea llavea
Phygelius ‘Devil’s Tears’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight ‘

Woodland Garden:
Angelonia ‘Dangeloni4’ – Alonia White Angelonia
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ — Cranesbill
Hellebores
Hosta ‘Lakeside Shore Master’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ and ‘Kyushu’ – Panicle Hydrangea
Nemesia ‘Fleurame’ –Opal Innocence Nemesia
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Seiryu’ – Toad Lily
Veratrum formosanum

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Helianthus cvs
Solanum quitoense and S. pycnanthemum
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
The exquisite Lathyrus odoratus ‘Beaujolais’
Cucurbita maxima Galeux D’ Eysines

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Allium ‘Millenium’
Ligularia japonica
Hydrangea paniculata cvs
Veratrum formosanum
Phlox paniculata ‘Franz Schubert’ and ‘Danielle’

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Black-eyed Susan
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’ First Editions Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
Allium ‘Pink Planet’ Ornamental Onion
Zinnia angustifolia ‘Star Orange’
Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodthree’ Blue Chiffon Rose-of-Sharon
Dahlias on the rainbow terrace- Rose Dinnerplate Mix, and Yellow Passion’ Dinnerplate

Meditation Garden:
Echinacea ‘Pow Wow’

Haney Hillside Garden:
Gailladia ‘Punch Bowl’, Blanket Flower
Eutrochium purpureum, Joe Pye Weed
Helianthus, ‘Lemon Queen’ Sunflower
Oxydendrum arboretum, Sourwood
Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower
Dicentra, Bleeding Heart

Lerner Garden of The Five Senses and Slater Forest Pond
Phlox paniculata ‘David’ – Garden Phlox
Saggitaria latifolia -Common Arrowhead
Eupatorium maculatum – Joe Pye Weed
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’ – Garden Phlox
Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ – Sneeze Weed
Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ – Black-eyed Susan
Lobelia siphilitica – Blue Lobelia

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta ‘Whirlwind’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Henne Graafland’
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Iris ensata ‘Emotion’

Bosarge Education Center:
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’
Oenothera fruticosa ‘Fireworks’
Various Coreopsis hybrids ( E.g., Cha Cha Cha)
Eryngium ‘Big Blue’
Rudbeckia hirta
Lobelia siphilitica
Echinacea purpurea
Stokesia ‘Color Wheel’ and ‘Blue Danube’
Phlox paniculata ‘David’

Great Lawn:
Echinaceas
Ruellia simplex ‘Purple Showers’
Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’
Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’
Ammi majus
Digiplexis ‘Berry Canary’

Perennial and Rose Garden:
Gomphrena ‘QIS Formula Mix’
Rudbeckia ‘Herbstonne’
Agastache

What’s in Bloom This Week

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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Alfond Children’s Garden:
Lavendula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ — English Lavender
Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA1’ — Invincibelle Spirit Smooth Hydrangea at the entrance surrounding the whales
Leucanthemum X superbum ‘Becky’ — Shasta Daisy
Veronica ‘Purpleicious’ — Spiked Speedwell
Salvia nemorosa ‘Cardonna’ — Meadow Sage
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ — Sneezeweed
Salvia verticillata ‘Endless Love’ — Lilac Sage
Iris ensata ‘Lion King’ — Japanese Iris
Calendula, Yarrow, Echinacea and Chamomile still blooming in the physic garden
Monarda ‘Jacob Cline’ — Bee Balm now blooming in the physic garden!
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’
Lowbush blueberries are just starting to ripen on Blueberry Island! (Yum!)

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Achillia ‘Moonshine’ — Yarrow
Philadelphus ‘Snowflake’ — Mock Orange
Rogersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ — Rodger’s Flower
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’

Haney Hillside:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker’s Red’ — Beard-tongue
Penstemon calycosus — Long-sepaled Beard-tongue
Penstemon smalli — Small Beard-tongue

Woodland Garden:
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form — White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ — Dogwood
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ — Cranesbill
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’
Angelonia ‘Dangeloni4’ – Alonia White Angelonia
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’ – Calla Lily (In Containers)
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Zorero’ — I am a Red Robin Clematis
Iris sibirica ‘Harpswell Happiness’ — Siberian Iris
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ – Lupine
Hemerocallis – Daylily

Perennial and Rose Garden:
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A.G. Annabelle’
Rosa ‘BAIset’
Astilbe ‘Peaches and Cream’
Rhododendron ‘Golden Showers’
Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Knockout’ (above 5 all located in the bed between the Children’s Garden and the Perennial and Rose Garden)
Echinaceas are beginning to bloom! In this garden, that includes: purpurea ‘Virgin,’ purpurea ‘Magnus,’ and paradoxa
Last week to catch the Kniphofia uvaria ‘First Sunrise,’ Eremurus stenophyllus, and some roses
Rosa ‘Robusta’
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’
Sempervivum ‘Red Beauty’
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’
Spirea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’
Delphinium elatum ‘Blue Lace’

Great Lawn:
Echinaceas, including: ‘Evan Saul,’ x hybrida ‘Balsomcor,’ ‘Balsomselo,’ ‘Pica Bella,’ purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High,’ and ‘Hot Papaya’
Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’
Salvias blooming include verticillata ‘Purple Rain,’ spendens ‘Ablazin Purple,’ ‘Rose Queen,’ and x sylvestris ‘Blauhugel
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Sommersonne’
Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’
Callirhoe involucrata
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta all coming into bloom!
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr Fokker’
Rhododendron ‘Weston Sparkler’
Benthamidia japonica – ‘Satomi’ and ‘Summer Games’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Kalmia latifolia, and cv. ‘Sarah’
Kalmia ‘Kaleidoscope’
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’
Astilbe ‘Deutchland’

Education Center:
Gillenia trifoliata
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Lilium canadense
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids ( E.g., Cha Cha)
Eryngium ‘Big Blue’
Rudbeckia hirta
Rosa caroliniana

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Phygelius x rectus ‘Devil’s Tears’
Begonia cvs.
Solanum pyracanthum — porcupine tomato
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’
Digitalis — foxgloves

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Allium ‘Hair’
Allium sphaerocephalon
Helianthus ‘Buttercream’
Helianthus ‘Italian White’
Agastache cvs.
Calendula cvs.

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Echinacea paradoxa
Astilbe ‘Rock and Roll’
Morina longifolia
Thalictrum rochebrunianum
Verbascum ‘Christo’s Yellow Lightning’
Astilbe cvs.
Petunia ‘African Sunset’

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Calendula in ACG
Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Primula x bullesiana — Primrose
Achillia ‘Moonshine’ — Yarrow
Syringa reticulata — Japanese Tree Lilac
Philadelphus ‘Snowflake’ — Mock Orange
Paeonia ‘Bartrzella’ — Yellow Itoh Hybrid Peony
Rogersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ — Rodger’s Flower
Salvia nermosa ‘Caradonna’
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’
Digitalis grandiflora — Perennial Fox Glove

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Rhododendron ‘Weston Sparkler’
Benthamidia japonica ‘Satomi’ and ‘Summer Games’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Kalmia latifolia, and cv. ‘Sarah’
Kalmia ‘Kaleidoscope’
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’
Astilbe ‘Deutchland’

Education Center:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Lilium canadense
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids
Eryngium ‘Big Blue’
Rudbeckia hirta

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ — Yarrow
Iris virginica ‘Carl Amason’ — Blur Flag Iris
Nepeta ‘Joanna Reed’ Catmint
Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Dwarf Blue Butterfly’ — Siberian Larkspur
Geranium ‘Tiny Monster’
Gailardia aristata ‘Arizona Apricot’ — Blanket Flower
Veronica ‘Purpleicious’ — Spiked Speedwell
In the physic garden:
– Achillea millefolium ‘Pomegranate’ — Tutti Frutti Series Yarrow
– Calendula officinalis ‘Bon Bon Orange’ Pot-marigold and ‘Resina’ Pot-marigold
– Echinacea purpurea — Eastern Purple Coneflower
– Matricaria recutita – German chamomile

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Morinia longifolia
Echinacea paradoxa
Astilbe ‘Avalanche’
Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Papaver somniferum
Eschscholzia californica
BKG containers:
– Emilia javanica
– Brassica juncea cvs
– Pisum sativum ‘Dwarf Grey’
– Calendula cvs

Great Lawn Beds:
Callirhoe involucrata
Salvias x sylvestris ‘Blauhuegel,’ ‘Rose Queen,’ and verticillata ‘Purple Rain’
Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’
Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’ is beginning
Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’
Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bressingham Beauty’
Spirea japonica ‘Alpina’

Perennial and Rose Garden:
Oenothera tetragona
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’
Agapanthus ‘Lapis Lazuli’
Astilbe ‘Deutschland’
Many roses still look beautiful, including ‘Kent,’ ‘Radtko,’ ‘Belinda’s Dream,’ ‘Lillian Gibson,’ ‘Prarie Joy,’ ‘John Cabot,’ and ‘BALmas’ among others
Clematis ‘Hagley Hybrid’ and ‘Multi Blue’
Spirea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ is just starting
Kniphofia icarian ‘First Sunrise’

Meditation Garden:
Sedum stefco — Stonecrop
Arisaema candidissimun — Pink-striped Cobra Lily

Haney Hillisde:
Kalmia latifolia — Mountain Laurel
Penstemom digitalis ‘Huskers Red’ — Beard-tongue
Penstemon smallii — Small Beard-tongue
Penstemon calycosus — Long-sepaled Beard-tongue
Gillenia trifoliata — Bowman’s Root

VC Entrance Walkway:
Cuphea micropetala — candy corn plant
Phygelius rectus ‘Devil’s Tears’ — cape fuchsia
Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
Begonia ‘Bepared’ — Dragon Wing red begonia
Anigozanthus ‘Burgundy Jumper’ — kangaroo paw

Woodland Garden:
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form – White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ Dogwood
Geranium ‘Sue Crug’ – Cranesbill
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Matka Urszula Ledóchowska’
Clematis ‘Zorero’ – I am a Red Robin Clematis
Iris sibirica ‘Harpswell Happiness’ – Siberian Iris
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ – Lupine

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered White-striped Cobra Lily
Woodland Garden:
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form – White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ Dogwood
Cypripedium kentuckiense – Kentucky Lady’s Slipper
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokova’ – Cranesbill
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Matka Urszula Ledóchowska’
Clematis ‘Zorero’ — I am a Red Robin Clematis
Phedimus floriferus ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop

Alfond Children’s Garden
Veronica ‘Purpleicious’-Spiked Speedwell
Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’
Astilboides tabularis
Lonicera hirsuta-Hairy Honeysuckle

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Benthamidia japonica – ‘Satomi’ and ‘Summer Games’
Geranium Gerwat aka ‘Rozanne’
Kalmia angustifolia
Kalmia ‘Kaleidoscope’
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’

Education Center:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Cypripedium reginae alba
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids
Eryngium ‘Big Blue’
Rudbeckia hirta
Baptisia australis. ‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Salvia officinalis
Mustard cvs
Calendula cvs
Dianthus ‘Green Ball’
Allium ‘Hair’
Papaver somniferum
Garlic scapes all acurl

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Benthamidia japonic
Syringa retiuclata
Spirea japonica ‘Little Princess’
Chionanthus virginicus – last hoorah
Clematis ochroluca (known as Curlyheads – like an alien plant form; bizarre fun!)

Meditation Garden:
Sedum stefco – Stonecrop
Arisaema candidissimun – Pink-striped Cobra Lily

Haney Hillisde:
Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel
Penstemom digitalis ‘Huskers Red’ , Beard-tongue
Smooth Beard-tongue
Penstemon smallii, Small Beard-tongue
Penstemon calycosus, Long-sepaled Beard-tongue
Gillenia trifoliata, Bowman’s Root

Perennial and Rose Garden
Many Rosa varieties are looking lovely at the moment including: ‘BAlage’ (High Voltage Easy Elegance Rose), ‘Lillian Gibson,’ ‘Wasagaming,’ ‘John Cabot,’ ‘Kent,’ and ‘Lion’s Fairy Tale’
Clematis in bloom include ‘Multi Blue’ and ‘Hagley Hybrid’
Kniphofia uvaria ‘First Sunrise’
Allium schubertii
Echinacea paradoxa

Great Lawn:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Calliehoe involucrata
Salvias x sylvestris ‘Blauhuegel’ and ‘Rose Queen’ are both at peak
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ is sending up flower stalks!
Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’
Spirea japonica ‘Alpina’
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Rogersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ — Rodger’s Flower
Salvia nermosa ‘Caradonna’
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’
Salvia argentia – Hobbits’ Foot Salvia
Chioanthus virginica — Fringe Tree
Achillia ‘Moonshine’ – Yarrow
Syringa reticulate — Japanese Tree Lilac
Philadelphus ‘Snowflake’ — Mock Orange
Paeonia ‘Bartrzella’ — Yellow Itoh Hybrid Peony

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Dahlia ‘Mystic Illusion’
Cuphea micropetala
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’
Digitalis
Cosmos ‘Coco Chanel’

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Kalmia latifolia 'Hoffman's Pink' mountain laurel DSC_6446

Woodland Garden:
Aquilegia ‘Origami White’ – Origami Series Columbine
Arisaema candidissimum Pink-flowered Form – White-striped Cobra Lily
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ – Crown Jewel Dogwood
Benthamidia japonica ‘Square Dance’ Dogwood
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss
Cypripedium kentuckiense – Kentucky Lady’s Slipper
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokova’ – Cranesbill
Geranium phaem ‘Samobar’ – Mourning Widow Cranesbill
Hellebores

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Benthamida japonica – Japanese Dogwood
Clematis ‘Matka Urszula Ledóchowska’
Clematis ‘Zorero’ — I am a Red Robin Clematis
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’ – Band of Nobles Series/Russell Hybrid Lupine
Sedum kamtschaticum var. florifererum ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ – Orange Stonecrop

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Dianthus gratianopoltanus ‘Feuerhexe’—Cheddar Pink
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’—Rodger’s Flower
Salvia nermosa ‘Caradonna’
Rosa ‘Nearly Wild’
Rosa ‘Rainbow Knockout’
Salvia argentea – Hobbits’ Foot Salvia
Chionanthus virginicus—Fringe Tree
Achillea ‘Moonshine’– Yarrow

Great Lawn:
Thalictrum petaloideum
Annual Digiplexis looks great already
Baptisias all in full bloom – ‘Cherries Jubilee,’ ‘Purple Smoke,’ and more
Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’
pink Paeonia (not labeled) near Thalictrum

Perennial and Rose:
Indigofera kirilowii
Pale pink Rose behind Cercis ‘Covey’ is dripping with blooms
Dianthus ‘Mountain Mist’
Clematis ‘Multi Blue’
Allium schubertii (definitely one of the cooler alliums! Love it!)
Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris
Magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy White’ has a couple of spectacular (and spectacularly big!) blooms

Alfond Children’s Garden
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii ‘Wide Whale Coruroy’ -Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Peony cultivars- Amazing right now
Gillenia trifoliata ‘Pink Profusion’- Bowmans Root
Syneilesis x hybrida
Nepeta ssp.

Kitchen Garden:
Eschscholzia californica
Salvia officinalis
Baptisia sphaerocarpa ‘Screaming Yellow’

Cleaver Event Lawn:
All Benthamidia japonica (formerly known as Cornus kousa) in full bloom – ‘Big Apple,’ ‘Dwarf Pink,’ ‘Gold Cup,’ ‘Moonbeam,’ Moonsplash,’ ‘Lustgarten Weeping,’ and more
Chionanthus virginicus
Clematis ochroleuca
Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ aka Rozanne
Primula Redfield Hybrids
Kalmia angustifolia
Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’

Education Center:
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Anemone canadensis
Cypripedium reginae alba
Kalmia latifolia
Various Coreopsis hybrids
Rudbeckia hirta
Baptisia australis hybrids incl. ‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Haney Hillside:
Corydalis lutea, ‘Fumewort’
Brunnera macrophylla, ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian Bugloss
Kalmia latifolia , mountain laurel
Gillenia trifoliata , Bowman’s Root
Dicentra, Bleeding Heart
Iris versicolor ‘Kermesina’, Blue Flag Iris

Visitor Center Entrance Walk:
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Shasta’
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’
Anigozanthus ‘Red Jumper’
Digitalis
Begonia fuchsioides

What’s in Bloom This Week

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’
Thymus ‘Pink Chinz’ — Wild Thyme
Dodecatheon clevelandii – Shooting Star
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Fire Witch’ — Cheddar Pink
Paeonia rockii – Snow Lotus Tree Peony
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Chocolate Wings’ — Rodger’s Flower

Great Lawn:
Annuals: Snapdragon mix around fish, pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups in Founders Grove, planters, and Great Lawn bed.
Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Albiflorus’ near entrance
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ just beginning
Baptisias ‘Purple Smoke,’ ‘Blueberry Sundae,’ and ‘Cherries Jubilee’ just beginning
Viburnum prunifolium
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’
Lupines just beginning behind stone bench! ‘Gallery Pink’ and ‘Woodfield Hybrids’

Rose and Perennial Garden:
Amsonia ‘Blue Star’
Rosa spinosissima
Delphinium ‘Butterfly Blue Dwarf’
Cerastium tomentosum ‘Yo Yo’
Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ (but seems to have reverted to white!)
Papaver orientale ‘Royal Wedding’
Centaurea montana ‘Black Sprite’ (very cool cultivar!)
Syringas ‘Baildust’ and ‘Bailbelle’ are at peak
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Rosa rugosas just starting to bloom
Allium ‘Purple Caila’
Spirea x vanhouttei ‘Renaissance’ is in full splendor

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Lupinus ‘Noble Maiden’
Rhododendron ‘Boule de Neige’
Chamaepericlymenum canadense

Woodland Garden:
Epimedium ‘Dancing Stars’
Benthamidia japonica ‘Madison’ and ‘Square Dance’
Polygonatum odoratum var.
Anemone sylvestris
Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Weihenstephan’ and ‘Valerie’s Song’
Geranium ‘Biokova,’ ‘Samobar’ and ‘Sue Crug’
Cypripedium Gisela
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens
Aquilegia ‘Origami White’
Astrantia major ‘Star of Beauty’
Iris x robusta ‘Gerald Darby’

Haney Hillside:
Gillenia trifoliata – Bowman’s Root
Dicentra – Bleeding Heart
Amsonia hubrichtii – Blue Star Amsonia
Rhododendron atlanticum – Coast Azalea
Lupinus perennis – Wild Lupine
Iris versicolor – Northern Blue Flag Iris
Polygonatum biflorum – Small Solomon seal

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Iris gracilipes ‘Buko Form’
Iris gracilipes ‘Cobblewood Charm’
Ajuga reptans ‘Alfredda’ – Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Enkianthus cernus forma rubens

Alfond Children’s Garden
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’
Paeonia ostii – Tree Peony
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – Bleeding Heart
Chiastophyllum oppositifolium – Lamb’s Tail
Lewisia ‘Little Plum’- Cliff Maids

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Rhodies in that distant yet stunning Garden are still full of bloom!
Cultivars showing off include (many new since last week):
‘Anna H. Hall’
‘Bali’
‘Cheer’
‘Chionides’
‘English Roseum’
‘Fantastica’
‘Henry’s Red ‘ (amazing color!!!)
‘Hong Kong’
‘Kalinka’
‘Klondyke’
‘Lee’s Dark Purple’
‘Trinidad’
‘Yaku White’

kiusianum
kiusianum ‘Alba’
‘Catawbiense Album’
‘Fastuosum Flore Pleno’
‘Purpureum Elegans’

Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’
Veronica ‘Waterperry Blue’
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’

Education Center:
Iris versicolor
Sorbus decora

Entrance Walk:
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’
Calycanthus floridus
Fothergilla gardenii ‘Mt. Airy’

– Rodney Eason
Director of Horticulture and Plant Curator Coastal Maine Botanical Garden