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What’s in Bloom This Week

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.