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What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Haney Hillside
daffodils and magnolia

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Corylopsis pauciflora
Corylopsis ‘Longwood Chimes’
Tulipa humilis, Muscari latifolium, Muscari armeniacum ‘Blue Spike’, and Iris reticulata are all blooming together next to the greenhouse – beautiful combination!
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’
Magnolia ‘Anticipation’
Jeffersonia diphylla
Brunnera (no label)
Erythronium albidum

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Chinadoxa – Glory of the snow
Primula denticulata – Primrose
Helleborus – Lenten rose
Hyacinth
Jeffersonia dubia – Twin Leaf
Dicentra cucullaria – Dutchmen’s Breeches

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Galanthus nivalis ‘Fore Pleno’ (finishing up)
Many Narcissus including x incomp. ‘Faith’
Numberous Helleborus including:
croaticus
purpurescens
torquatus
orientalis ‘Pink Lady’
x hybridus ‘Winter Dreams Cassis Red’
x hybridus ‘Gold Finch’

‘Best Pink Doubles’
Muscari armeniacum
Omophalodes verna
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’
Rhododendron mucronulatum ‘Cornell Pink’

Kitchen Garden:
Fritillaria meleagris
Asparagas and peas actively growing
Tulips budded

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Magnolia x loebneri
Rheum tanguticum
Purplish-black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Brunette’
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Shimmers’
Heavily furred fronds of Osmunda claytonia

Rose and Perennial Garden:
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’
Pulsatilla vulgaris (no cultivar, classic purple)
Narcissus ‘Delibes’
Muscari latifolium
Fritillaria michailovski

Great Lawn:
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ (Ornamental Rhubarb)
Dicentra

What’s in Bloom This Week

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Entry Walk:
Witchhazels and heathers

Visitor Center West Portico:
Containers with Forsythia and pansies

Lerner Garden of the 5 Senses and Slater Forest Pond:
Eranthis hyemalis –Winter aconite
Chinadoxa –Glory of the snow
Primula denticulate –Primrose
Helleborus –Lenten rose

Rose and Perennial Garden:
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Sanguinaria canadensis
Chionodoxa luciliae – Glory of the Snow (heading towards Slater Forest Pond)
Mukdenia rossii ‘Karasabu’ – Crimson Fans Mukdenia (in front of pergola)
Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Pink Beauty’ (behind pergola)

Great Lawn Beds:
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ – beautiful foliage
Hammamelis vernalis ‘Sandra’ (right against portico of VC) VERY fragrant!
Vaccinium angustifolium – Lowbush Blueberry (Founder’s Grove) – not flowering yet, but buds are subtle yet beautiful, a fat pink.

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Helleborus ‘Candy Love’, ‘Double Metallic Lady’, ‘Blue Metallic Lady’
Sanguinaria canadensis- Bloodroot (Pink Form)
Corylopsis pauciflora- Buttercup Winter Hazel
Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Longwood Chimes’- Fragrant Winter Hazel
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’- Lungwort
Iris reticulata- Netted iris
Scilla siberica- Siberian Squill
Muscari spp.
Tulipia humilis- Red Crocus Tulip

Kitchen Garden:
5 different types of peas
three types of onions
King Richard Leeks sown
5 types of garlic up and growing strong including a favorite: Transylvania.

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Fuzzy buds of Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ballerina’ about to burst forth with creamy white petals.
Paeonia ostii foliage is unfurling; fortuitous sign of strength after this brutal winter.
My all-time favorite plant, Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ is virtually exploding from the earth. You can watch this plant grow! Gorgeous red leaves unfurl before your eyes.

Vayo Meditation Garden :
Mukdenia rossi “Karasabu” are just breaking ground.
Helleborus, Heronswood Double Dark Lenton Rose & Helleborus, Heronswood Pink.

Haney Hillside Garden:
Narcissus ‘W.P. Milner’ Trumpet Daffodil
Scilla siberica Siberian Squill.

It’s a great time to be a Plant Geek! Hellebore lovers come see our abundant collection of these blooming beauties… laced all throughout the gardens.

New York Asters

What’s in Bloom this Week

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Norweb Entry Garden
Hydrangea ‘Limelight’
Clematis I am™ Red Robin ‘Zorero’

Entry Walk
Alstroemeria ‘Sweet Laura’
Asclepias curassavica – Tropical Milkweed
Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’
Chasmanthium latifolium
Begonia ‘Whopper Red Bronze Leaf’
Phygelius ‘Devil’s Tears’
Salvia ‘Golden Delicious

Lerner Garden of The Five Senses
Aster novae-angliae ‘Alma Potschke,’ ‘Purple Dome,’ ‘Chilly Winds’
Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’
Campanula ‘Kent Bells’
Rosa ‘Knockout’
Hibiscus ‘Blue River II,’ ‘Pink Elephant’

Great Lawn
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
Anigozanthos ‘Big Roo Red’
Salvia ‘Lighthouse Red’
Echinacea cv.’s
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’

Rose and Perennial Garden
Asclepias curassavica – Tropical Milkweed
Oryza sativa ‘Black Madras’
Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Rosa ‘Kent’
Agastache ‘Black Adder’
Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’
Rosa ‘BAlmas’

Burpee Kitchen Garden
Tropaleolum ‘Spitfire’
Helianthus annus ‘Earthwalker’
Various sweetpea cultivars
Ipomoea purpurea ‘Kniola’s Purple’
Agastache ‘Tutti Frutti’

Alfond Children’s Garden
Asclepias curassavica – Tropical Milkweed
Coreopsis tripteris
Vernonia noveboracensis
Aralia ‘Sun King’
Allium tuberosum
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ & ‘Gerwat’
Heuchera villosa ‘Brownies’
Echinacea ‘Milkshake’
Pycnanthemum muticum
Actaea cordifolia Appalachian Bugbane
Dahlia display at ACG greenhouse
Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’
Hydrangea paniculata

Haney Hillside
Eupatorium ‘Gateway’
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Lobelia cardinalis
Geranium Rozanne

Cleaver Event Lawn
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’
Solidago
Hydrangea paniculata Pink Diamond
Phlox paniculata ‘Franz Schubert’
Hydrangea ‘Pinky Winky’

Shown: Red Admiral butterfly enjoying September morning sun in the asters.

Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’

What’s in Bloom this Week

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Norweb Entry Garden (along Barter’s Island Road):
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’
Clematis ‘Zorero’

Entry Walk:
Senna didymobotrya
Asclepias curassavica (Yellow Form) – Tropical Milkweed
Oxypetalum caeruleum
Phygelius ‘Devil’s Tears’
xDigiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’
Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ standards

Great Lawn:
Clethra alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’ – Summersweet
Salvia splendens ‘Lighthouse Red’
Sprobolus heterolepis
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
Anigozanthos ‘Big Roo Red’ – Kangaroo Paw

Rose & Perennial Garden:
Oryza sativa ‘Black Madras’
Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Rosa ‘Kent’
Agastache ‘Black Adder’
Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’
Rosa ‘BAlmas’

Lerner Garden Of The Five Senses:
Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘Aurora Borealis’
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II’
Molinia caerulea ssp. arundinaceae ‘Skyracer’
Begonia boliviensis ‘Santa Cruz Sunset’ baskets
Zinnia marylandica ‘Zahara Sunburst’
Gentiana triflora var. montana

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Tropaleolum ‘Spitfire’
Helianthus annus ‘Earthwalker’ – Sunflower
Various sweetpea cultivars
Ipomoea purpurea ‘Kniola’s Purple’ – Morning Glory
Agastache ‘Tutti Frutti’

Alfond Children’s Garden & Terrace Loop:
Coreopsis triptis
Vernonia noveboracensis
Aralia ‘Sun King’
Allium tuberosum
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ – Honeysuckle
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ & ‘Gerwat’
Heuchera villosa ‘Brownies’
Echinacea ‘Milkshake’ – Coneflower
Pycnanthemum muticum
Actaea cordifolia – Appalachian Bugbane
Dahlia display at ACG greenhouse
Vernonia noveboracensis – New York Ironweed
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’
Hydrangea paniculata

Haney Hillside:
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ – Sunflower
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower

Cleaver Event Lawn:
*Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ – Turtlehead
Digitalis purpurea ‘Candy Mountain’ – Foxglove
Dahlia ‘Kyodi Yusaki’
Geranium ‘Pink Lady’ – Cranesbill
Calicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’
Hydrangea pan. ‘Kyushu’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal flower
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
*Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’

*Shown above, Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’ – Turtlehead

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What’s in Bloom this Week

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Entry Walk:
xDigiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’
Asclepias curassavica – Tropical Milkweed
Cestrum sp.
Begonia boliviensis
Chamanthium latifolium – Northern Sea Oats

Great Lawn:
Echinacea cultivars
Anigozanthos flavidus – Kangaroo Paws
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
Salvia confertiflora
Oriza sativa ‘Black Madras’

Lerner Garden of The 5 Senses:
Ligularia ‘Othello’
Phlox ‘David’ and Phlox ‘Danielle’
Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ – Sneezeweed
Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ – Black Eyed Susan
Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’
Lobelia cardinalis and siphilitica – “red and blue cardinal flower”

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden:
Gentiana clausa
Helenium ‘Red Jewel’
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodthree’
Rosa ‘Balshue’ – Roses
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower
Alstromeria ‘Sweet Laura’
Acanthus spinosus
Hydrangea macrophylla cvs. (shown above)

Haney Hillside:
Heliopsis ‘Lemon Queen’
Lobelia cardinalis “cardinal flower”
Dicentra – Bleeding Heart

Rose & Perennial Garden:
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Hylotelephium ‘T. Rex’
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Rudbeckia ‘Herbstonne’
Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Rhododendron x ‘Cunningham’s White’
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne Cranesbill
Hosta ‘Catherine Lewis’
Allium ‘Millennium’

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What’s in Bloom This Week

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Entry Walk
Begonia cucullata var. cucullata ‘Whopper Red Bronze Leaf’
Coleus ‘Wasabi’
Pennisetum purpureum ‘Vertigo’
Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Deep Red’
Cynara cardunculus ‘Florist Candy’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Great Lawn
Echinacea cultivars – Coneflower
Salvia confertiflora
Eupatorium purpureum – Joe pye weed
Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’
Anigozanthos – Kangaroo Paw

Rose and Perennial Garden
Agastache cana ‘Rosita’
Agastache ‘Black Adder’
Coreopsis tripteris
Salvia ‘Rasberry Delight’ – Sage
Duranta erecta ‘Sapphire Showers’

Lerner Garden of The Five Senses
Begonia boliviensis in baskets
Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ – Black Eyed Susan
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ – Shasta Daisy
Cleome ‘Senorita Rosalita’
Lobelia siphilitica and L. cardinalis – Blue Cardinal Flower and Red Cardinal Flower
Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ – Sneezeweed
Rainbow Knock Out roses
Phlox ‘David’

Cleaver Event Lawn
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ – Grape-Leaf Anemone
Stenanthium gramineum – “eastern featherbells”
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ – Coneflower
Phlox paniculata ‘Franz Shubert’
Hydrangea ‘Sweet Summer’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’
Clethra acuminata – Cinnamon Clethra

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden
Allium senescens var. glaucum
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Blafra’
Lilium ‘Casa Blanca’
Alstroemeria ‘Sweet Laura’
Allium tuberosum

Giles Rhododendron Garden
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne cranesbill
Hosta ‘Katherine Lewis’
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower

shown above: Calendula – French Marigold

Echinacea - coneflower

What’s in Bloom this Week

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Entry Walk:
Digiplexis
Asclepias currassavica – tropical milkweed
Cleome ‘Senorita Rosalita’
Chasmanthium latifolium – northern sea oats
Begonia ‘Whopper Red Bronze Leaf’

Great Lawn and Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Hemerocallis – daylilies
Phlox
Helenium – sneeze weed
Rudbeckia – black-eyed Susan
Lobelia cardinalis – cardinal flower
Lobelia siphilitica – blue Lobelia
Echinacea – coneflower – shown above, with two pollinators!
Coreopsis – tickseed
Anigozanthos – kangaroo paw

Haney Hillside:
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ – sunflower
Viburnum Iantanoides
Lobelia cardinalis

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden:
Liatris pycnostachya
Allium ‘Pink Planet’
Buddleia Davidii ‘Adokeep’ – butterfly bush
Lobelia Cardinalis
Gentiana ‘True Blue’

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Calendula officinalis
Helianthus ‘Earthwalker’ – sunflower
Agastache ‘Tutti Frutti’
Zinnia elegans ‘Lilac Emperor’
Gomphrena haageana ‘Qis Orange’

Rose & Perennial Gardens:
Verbena bonariensis
Rosa ‘Balmas’
Calicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’
Nicotiana ‘Lime Green’
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta ‘Katherine Lewis’
Benthmedia Japonica ‘Wolf Eyes’ Dogwood, not blooming, but looks gorgeous!
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – rozanne cranesbill

Asclepias curassavica

What’s in Bloom this Week

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Entry Walk:
Begonia boliviensis ‘Santa Cruz Sunset’
Osteospermum – African Daisies
Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
Asclepias curassavica – Tropical Milkweed (shown above)

Great Lawn:
Echinacea – Coneflower
Coreopsis – Tickseed
Anigozanthos – Kangaroo Paw

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Anemonopsis macrophylla
Leucanthemum – Shasta Daisies
Gentiana ‘True Blue’
Monarda – Bee Balm
Lillium ‘Golden Stargazer’, ‘Stargazer’ and ‘Silk Road’

Rose and Perennial Garden:
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ – Sunflower
Angelica gigas
Echinacea ‘Balsomed’ – Coneflower
Echinacea ‘Magnus’ – Coneflower
Astillbe chinensis var taquetii ‘Superba’

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Spigelia marilandica
Geranium ‘Sue Craig’
Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Inula magnifica ‘Gold in Spring’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’

Kitchen Garden:
Potato and Lettuce flowering, several cultivars
Calendula – Pot Marigold, several cultivars
Amaranthus several cultivars
Helianthus – Sunflowers, several cultivars
Ipomoea purpurea – Morning Glory; several cultivars
Emilia sonchifolia var. javanica – ‘Irish Poet’ Tasssel Flower
Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden:
Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower
Gentian ‘True Blue’
Echinacea ‘Pink Double Delight’ Cone-fections Coneflower
Leucanthemum – Shasta Daisy
Hibiscus – Blue Chiffon Rose-of-Sharon
Ligularia Japonica – Japanese Ligularia
Allium – Ornamental Onion
Lonicera sempervirens – Trumpet Honeysuckle
Tunica saxifraga – Tunic Flower
Liatris ‘Prairie Blazing Star’ – Gayfeather

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta ‘Whirlwind’ plantain lily
Lobelia cardensis ‘cardinal flower’
Hydrangea arborescens ‘A. G. Annabelle’
Astilbe chinensis ‘Veronica Klose’
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ Rozanne Cranesbill

Bosarge Family Education Center:
Aconitum uncinatum
Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Bride’

What's in Bloom this Week

What’s in Bloom this Week

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Main Entrance:
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ standards
Tweedia
Lavendula ‘Phenomenal’
Begonia boliviensis ‘Santa Cruz Sunset’

Bibby & Harold Alfond Children’s Garden:
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Variegatum’
Petrorhagia saxifraga
Ligularia japonica
Syringa ‘Penda’ – Bloomerang lilac
Cuphea micropetala (KOO-fee-ah my-kro-PET-ah-lah) – Candy Corn plant (shown above)

Rose & Perennial Garden:
Ipomea ‘Firecracker’
Hyssop ‘Black Adder’
Echinacea sp. – Coneflowers
Knipfophia ‘Lola’
Perovskia atriplicifolia

Lerner Garden and Great Lawn:
Ligularia
Hemerocallis – Daylilies
Lillium ‘Golden Stargazer’ and ‘Silk Road’
Platycodon – Balloon Flower
Helenium – Sneeze Weed
Echinaceas – Coneflowers
Melanthium – Bunch Flower
Phlox ‘Danielle’ – Garden Phlox

Haney Hillside:
Ceanothus americanus – New Jersey tea
Dicentra – Bleeding Heart

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Allium millennium
Phlox paniculata ‘David’
Phlox paniculata ‘Danielle’
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’
Phytolacca americana ‘Silberstein’ – Pokeweed

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’
Geranium ‘Gerwat’ – Rozanne cranesbill
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’
Rhododendron ‘Hachmann’s Charmant’

What's in Bloom at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

What’s in Bloom this Week

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Entry Walk:
Lavendula ‘Phenomenal’ – Lavender
Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
Begonia ‘Whopper Red Bronze Leaf’
Coleus ‘Wasabi’

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Actaea racemosa – Black Snakeroot
Hemerocallis – Daylilies
Echinacea – all of them!
Monarda – Bee Balm

Great Lawn:
Echinacea – Purple Coneflower
Salvia confertiflora
Filipendula – Queen of the Prairie
Anigozanthos – Kangaroo Paw

Rose and Perennial Garden:
Clematis ‘Hagley Hybrid’
Clematis ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’
Rosa ‘Prairie Joy’
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’
Lavendula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ – Lavender

Kitchen Garden:
Digitalis ferruginea – Foxglove
Echinacea ‘Milkshake’ Sweet – Coneflower
Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’
Helianthus ‘Earthwalker’ ‘Velvet Queen’ ‘Crimson Queen’ ‘Primrose Giant’ bold impressive – Sunflowers
Papaver somniferum – Bread Seed Poppy
Thymus citriodorus – Lemon Thyme
Calendula cultivars – Marigold
Dill

Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden:
The Daisies are incredible!
Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’
Lonicera sp. – Honeysuckle
Echinacea cultivars – Coneflower
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’
Asclepias sp. – Milkweed

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Stachys ‘Helen von Stein’
Coreopsis ‘Red Satin’
Echinacea ‘Passion Flute’ – Coneflower
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – Milkweed

Bosarge Family Education Center:
Hypericum ‘Blue Velvet’ – Kalm’s St. Johnswort
Diervilla
Cotinus obovatus – American smoke tree
Gillenia stipulata – American Ipecac
Asclepias incarnata – Milkweed

Shown above: Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’