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What’s in Bloom This Week

SM Giles Rhododendron Garden

Haney Hillside:
Corydalis lutea ‘Fumewort’
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ , Siberian Bugloss
Actaea pachypoda ‘Misty Blue’, Doll’s eyes
Amsonia hubrichtii, Blue star amsonia

Vayo Meditation Garden:
Ajuga reptans ‘Alfredda’ , Chocolate chip bugleweed

Alfond Children’s Garden:
Ruellia humilis- wild petunia
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’ catmint
Euphorbia palustris ‘Walenberg’s Glorie’ swamp spurge
Iris cristata ‘Dick Redfield’ Dwarf Crested Iris
Rhododendrons ‘Lemon Dream’ and ‘Lem’s Form’

Norweb Entrance Garden:
Chamaepericlymenum canadense (Bunchberry)
Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ (Summer Snowflake)
Rhododendron ‘Boule de Neige’
Polygonatums (Solomon’s-seal)
Cypripedium Gisela (Lady’s Slipper)

Woodland Garden:
Cypripedium acaule (Pink Lady’s Slipper)
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens (Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper)
Cypripedium Gisela (Lady’s Slipper)
Epimedium ‘Dancing Stars’ (Fairy Wings)
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’ & ‘Jack Frost’ (Siberian Bugloss)
Polygonatum odoratum var. (Solomon’s-seal)
Polygonatum x hybridum ‘Weihenstephan’ & ‘Valerie’s Song’ (Solomon’s-seal)
Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ (Dead Nettle)
Geranium phaem ‘Samobor’ (Mourning Widow Cranesbill)
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’
Aquilegia ‘Origami White’ (Origami Series Columbine)
Chamaepericlymenum canadense (Bunchberry)
Tiarella ‘Candy Striper’ (Foamflower)

Cleaver Event Lawn:
Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Montana’Paeoniia ostia
Baptisia x bicolor ‘Starlite’
Dictamnus albus
Paeonia ostii
Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Rheum palmatum var tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ – Hot-Cha-Cha!
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

Kitchen Garden & Environs:
Euphorbia epithymoides
Rhododendron ‘Klondyke’
Rhododendron ‘Lavender Princess’
Rhododendron ssp yakushimanum Berg Form
Syringa ‘Pierre Jolie’

Giles Rhododendron Garden:
In near-peak bloom, 25+ cultivars blooming. Cultivars in bloom include:
‘Mardi Gras’
‘Cheer’
‘Party Pink’
‘Mary Kittel’
‘Lodestar’
‘Boule De Neige’
‘Calsap’ (Dan’s personal fav)
‘Scintillation’
‘Capistrano’
‘Ingrid Mehlquist’
‘Purple Gem’
‘Purpureum Elegans’
‘Blue Peter’
‘Tripoli’
‘Tow Head’
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Primula japonica

Education Center:
Iris cristata ‘Dick Redfield’
Geranium maculatum
Sorbus decora

Lerner Garden and Forest Pond:
Viburnum carleisii –Korean Spice Viburnum
Sorbus alnifolia –Mountain Ash
Hellebores –Lenten Rose
Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’
Thymus ‘Pink Chinz’—Wild Thyme
Dodecatheon clevelandii –Shooting Star

Rose and Perennial Garden:
Cotinus coggygria ‘Ancot’ and Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ have both just leafed out and are breathtaking
Rodgersia sambucifolia and Rodgersia ‘Die Schone’ are starting to flower across from Slater Forest Pond
Allium ‘Purple Caila’ is just starting
Syringa ‘Baildust’ and Syringa ‘Bailbelle’ are starting to flower behind the pergola
Geum rivals ‘Flames of Passion’ may be small, but is beautiful and definitely worth checking out, near the overlook!

Great Lawn:
Magnolia ‘Sunspire’ – gorgeous pale yellow blooms
Syringa x laciniata is just starting to flower
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum ‘Red Selection’ is in full glory
Camassias (no tag)
Canadian Lily-of-the-Valley flowering in the Founder’s Grove

Entrance Walk:
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’
Digitalis – “foxgloves”