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What’s in Bloom – April 23, 2019

Early spring bulbs are showing nice color and hellebores are beginning to put on a show. Be sure to look for the bright yellow flowers of the cornelian cherry and the tiny, unusual flowers of Dirca palustris or leatherwood. This will also be the week to see the beautiful white flowers of the woodland native, Sanguinaria canadensis or bloodroot.

Entrance Walk:
Cornus mas – cornelian cherry
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’ – witch hazel

Founder’s Grove:
Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ – reticulated iris
Hamamelis vernalis – vernal witch hazel


Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’

Lerner garden of the Five Senses:
Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ – cornelian cherry
Eranthis hymenalis – winter aconite
Hamamelis vernalis and H. v. ‘Amethyst’ – vernal witch hazel

Woodland Garden:
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Bernstein’, ‘Feurzauber’, ‘Limelight’ – witch hazel
Helleborus Honeymoon® Series (Mixed) – Lenten rose

Cleaver Lawn and Gardens:
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ballerina’ – magnolia

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Cornus mas – cornelian cherry

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Dirca palustris – leatherwood
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Birgit’, ‘Strawberries and Cream’ – witch hazel
Helleborus foetidus – stinking hellebore
Helleborus ‘Spanish Flare’ Honeymoon® Series – Lenten rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ – Lenten rose

Haney Hillside garden:
Helleborus niger – Christmas rose
Narcissus ‘W. P. Milner’ – trumpet daffodil

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Helleborus ‘Heronswood Double Pink’ – Lenten rose

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens:
Narcissus Perennializing Mix – daffodil
Puschkinia scilloides – striped squill

Puschkinia scilloides

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ – witch hazel

Arbor Garden:
Acer rubrum ‘Autumn Spire’ – red maple
Mukdenia rossii ‘Karasabu’ – mukdenia (in bud)
Sanguinaria Canadensis – bloodroot
Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden:
Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ – cornelian cherry
Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ – double snowdrop
Hamamelis vernalis – vernal witch hazel
Helleborus atrorubens – hellebore
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ – witch hazel
Helleborus x hybridus (seedlings best pink doubles) – Lenten rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Goldfinch’ – Lenten rose
Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ – reticulated iris
Muscari latifolium – grape hyacinth