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What’s in Bloom – May 28, 2019

It’s amazing how a couple of 70 degree sunny days will result in gardens full of flowers. There are still some tulips in bloom. Epimediums, favorites for the woodland garden, are showing off their dainty blooms. And things are starting to pick up in the Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden. Both small and large leaved rhododendrons are either in bloom or will be shortly.

Entrance Walk:
Amsonia ciliata ‘Spring Sky’ – blue star
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Cameo’ – flowering quince
Fothergilla major and ‘Mt. Airy’ – fothergilla
Narcissus ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ – daffodil
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ – variegated solomon’s seal
Rhododendron ‘Scintillation’ – rhododendron
Saruma henryi – upright wild ginger
Tiarella cordifolia var. cordifolia – foamflower
Tulipa ‘Beyond Baroque’ – tulip
Viburnum carlesii – Korean spice viburnum

Founders’ Grove:
Vaccinium angustifolium – lowbush blueberry

Lerner Garden of the Five Senses:
Convallaria majalis ‘Fernwood’s Golden Slipper’ and ‘Cream da Mint’ – lily of the valley
Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ – daphne
Dodocatheon clevelandii ssp. insulare – Padre’s shooting star
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Circe’, ‘Lemon Zest’, x ‘Domino’, ‘Yokihi’ – barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense ‘Bandit’ – barrenwort
Euphorbia epithymoides – cushion spurge
Glaucidium palmatum – Japanese wood poppy
Helleborus multifidus ssp. hercegovinus – hellebore
Lamprocapnos spectabile ‘Valentine’ – bleeding heart
Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ – summer snowflake
Mertensia virginica – Virginia bluebells
Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ – daffodil
Paeonia obovata ssp. obovata – peony
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ – creeping phlox –
Pieris floribunda – mountain fetterbush
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ – lungwort
Pulsatilla rubra – pasque flower
Rhododendron ‘Landmark’ – rhododendron

Slater Forest Pond:
Caltha palustris – marsh marigold
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Queen Esta’, ‘Saxton’s Purple’ – barrenwort
Helleborus Brandywine – Lenten rose
Narcissus ‘Sun Disc’ – daffodil
Trillium sulcatum – southern red trillium

Woodland Garden:
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii ‘Wide Whale Corduroy’ – Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Clematis viticaulis – grape clematis
Epimedium franchetii, ‘Raspberry Rhapsody’, ‘Sirius’, ‘Spring Wedding’, x warleyense – ‘Orangekönigin’ – barrenwort
Helleborus Honeymoon® Series (Mixed) – Lenten rose
Iris cristata – dwarf crested iris
Mertensia virginica – Virginia bluebells

Cleaver Lawn and Gardens:
Epimdeium pinnatum ssp. colchicum – barrenwort
Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ – jonquilla daffodil
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ – creeping phlox
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Shimmers’ – lungwort
Tulipa ‘Ala Ska’, ‘Don Quichotte’, ‘El Nino’ – tulip
Uvularia grandiflora – bellwort

Great Lawn and Ledge Gardens:
Fritillaria persica – Persian fritillary
Geum ‘Mai Tai’ – avens
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – creeping phlox
Tulipa ‘Apricot Fox’, ‘Flaming Purple Mix’ – tulip

Bosarge Family Education Center Gardens:
Asarum canadensis – wild ginger
Cercis canadensis – redbud
Geranium maculatum – wild geranium
Trillium cuneatum – sweet Betsy trillium
Uvularia grandiflora – bellwort

Harold & Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden:
Amsonia rigida – stiff bluestar
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Wings’ – Siberian bugloss
Cercis canadensis – eastern redbud
Chamaepericlymenum canadense – bunchberry
Enkianthus perulatus – white enkianthus
Epimedium x rubrum, brachyrrhizum, illicifolium, platypetalum, stellatum – barrenwort
Euphorbia palustris ‘Walenburg’s Glorie’ – spurge
Fothergilla major ‘Red Licorice’ – fothergilla
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Rubra Maxima’ – fritillary
Helleborus foetidus – stinking hellebore
Helleborus niger ‘Walhelivor’ – Ivory Prince Lenten rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ and ‘Double Lady Mix’ – Lenten rose
Iris ‘Cat’s Eye’ – iris
Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ – wild geranium
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – bleeding heart
Nepeta ‘Early Blue’ – catmint
Paeonia mairei – peony
Paris quadrifolia – paris
Podophyllum hexandrum ‘Majus’ – mayapple
Polygala paucifolia – gaywings
Muscari latifolium – grape hyacinth
Narcissus ‘Yelow Cheerfulness’ – daffodil
Primula kisoana – primrose
Rhododendron ‘Blue Baron’ – rhododendron
Rhododendron ‘Lemon Dream’ – rhododendron

Tulipa ‘Beyond Baroque’, ‘Blushing Lady’, ‘Glow Motion’, ‘Mira Mira’, ‘Moris Gudanov’, ‘Pink Margarita’, ‘Smooch’, ‘Sunny Prince’, ‘Wheels Up’, ‘White Cubed’

Haney Hillside Garden:
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ – bleeding heart
Fothergilla gardenii ‘Harold Epstein’ – dwarf fothergilla
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Mt Airy’ – fothergilla
Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ – magnolia
Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ – magnolia
Mertensia virginica – Virginia bluebells
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ – creeping phlox
Pieris floribunda – mountain fetterbush
Rhododendron canadense – Rhodora

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’, grandiflorum ‘Pseudo-Larchmont’, grandiflorum ‘Red Queen’
Helleborus ‘Heronswood Double Pink’ and ‘Double Darks’ – Lenten rose
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pine Knot’s Southern Belle Double Darks’ – hellebore
Hydrastis canadensis – goldenseal
Mukdenia rossii ‘Karasuba’ – crimson fans mukdenia
Rhododendron schlippenbachi – Royal azalea
Thalictrum thalictroides ‘Lloyd’s Big Bloomers’ – Rue-anemone

Burpee Kitchen Garden:
Euphorbia epithymoides – cushion spurge
Malus domestica ‘McIntosh’ – apple
Syringa ‘Charles Joly’ – lilac
Tulipa ‘Blushing Beauty’, ‘China Town’, ‘El Nino’ – tulip

Arbor Garden:
Anemone blanda ‘Blue shades’ – windflower
Aurina saxatalis ‘Compacta’ – basket-o-gold alyssum
Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’ – weeping redbud
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’ – quince
Fritillaria imperialis ‘Maxima Lutea’ – crown imperial (yellow)
Geum triflorum – old man’s whiskers
Helleborus foetidus – stinking hellebore
Narcissus ‘Delibes’, ‘Holland Mixture’, ‘Thalia’ (small white) – daffodil
Tulipa ‘Elegant Lady’, ‘Virichic’ – tulip

Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden:
Anemone nemerosa ‘Vestal’ – wood anemone
Caltha palustris ‘Multiplex’ – double flowering marsh marigold
Cercis canadensis ‘Tennessee Pink’ – eastern redbud
Epimedium ‘Spring Wedding’, koreanum ‘Harold Epstein’, x youngianum ‘Niveum’ – barrenwort
Helleborus x hybridus (seedlings best pink doubles), ‘Winter Dreams Cassis Red’ – Lenten rose
Lamprocapnos spectabilis – bleeding heart
Narcissus ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ – daffodil
Omphalodes verna – (few) – creeping forget-me-not (deep blue)
Primula japonica – primrose
Primula sieboldii – Siebold’s primrose
Trillium grandiflorum ‘Flore Pleno’ – double trillium
Viburnum x burkwoodii – Burkwood’s Viburnum

Rhododendron in flower include: ambiguum, ‘April Gem’, April Snow’, balfourianum, ‘Balta’, ‘Blewbury’, ‘Boule de Neige’ (bud), ‘Capistrano’, ‘Checkmate’, ‘Cinquero’, ‘Crete’, ‘Cunnigham’s White’, ‘Dora Amateis’, ‘Fantastica’, ‘Hal Bruce’, ‘Ingrid Mehlquist’, ‘Kalinka’, ‘Ken Janeck’, ‘Lemon Dream’, ‘Mary Fleming’, ‘Olga Mezitt’, ‘Pohjola’s Daughter’, ‘Purple Gem’, ‘Rangoon’, ‘Scintillation’, ‘Solidarity’, trichostomum, ‘Tripoli’, vaseyi ‘White Find’, ‘Windbeam’, ‘White Swan’, yedoense var. poukhanense ‘Compacta’, ‘Zoe Graves’