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What’s in Bloom – May 19, 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

Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebells DSC_3549
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.