April 20, 2018

In sunshine or rain, the cherry blossoms on Prunus ×yedoensis 'Akebono' are beautiful!
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A pair of putti and cherry blossoms  Prunus ×yedoensis 'Akebono'

A pair of putti and cherry blossoms  Prunus ×yedoensis 'Akebono'_2
A lovely group of Narcissus 'Cum Laude' are blooming along the West Walk:

Narcissus ‘Cum Laude’

We are very happy to report that the magnolia flowers are lovely again this year!

Magnolia stellata


March 27, 2018

As soon as the snow receded, signs of spring appear!

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DaffodilsDaffodils on the south facing slope near the Greenhouse



Hellebore 2Hellebores

Winter aconiteWinter Aconite that weathered the storms

And 3 special snowdrops growing in a protected area near the Greenhouse
obtained from Hitch Lyman, America's most famous galanthophile:Double yellow snowdrop 'Lady Elphinstone'The double yellow, 'Lady Elphinstone'

Galanthus lutescensGalanthus lutescens

G. elwesii 'Seagull'G. elwesii 'Seagull'
and last--but not least--magnolia buds are opening

Magnolia bud

March 1, 2018

AconiteWinter aconite flowering beneath one of the Dawn Redwood trees
near the Cascade.


Hamemalis 'Rochester'Hamemalis 'Rochester' at the edge of the parking area.

Hamemalis 'Rochester' closeHamemalis 'Rochester'


Hamemalis 'Heinrich Bruns'Hamemalis 'Heinrich Bruns' is located is also near the parking area, beneath
the oak tree and opposite 'Rochester'.

Snowdrops under magnolia by Pete KoloniaGreenwood Gardens Green Team Volunteer Pete Kolonia captured this
wonderful shot of snowdrops flowering beneath a magnolia.

Week of April 18

The weather we experienced this past winter and early spring brought daffodils, tulips and other plants into flower much earlier than expected.

Large colonies of the sweet wildflower, Claytonia virginica, "spring beauties" in the Front Allée:

Spring beauties

Spring beauties close

Tulips in containers and garden beds (click on the collage to open a larger view):

Tulips -2


Tulipa 'White Bouquet' will produce several buds and flowers at a time.
A new bud is visible at the lower left in this photo.

Tulipa ‘White Bouquet’_02 post

 Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood' has fascinating leaves:

Gregii tulip 'Red Riding Hood'

Narcissus/Daffodils (click on the collage to open a larger view):

DaffsBoth 'Toto' and 'Sweet Love' have wonderful perfume that can fill the air.

More photos of plants in bloom this week can be viewed by clicking on this link.


What's in Blooom March 18, 2016

Corylopsis sinensis  var. willmottiae
Corylopsis sinensis  var. willmottiae


Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'_02
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'


Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Snow Cream'
Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Snow Cream'


Magnolia stellata


Daffodils at the Tea House
Daffodils at the Tea House


Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver' edit
Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver'
These hellebores formed buds and new leaves during the unseasonably warm weather in January and that early growth was damaged when "proper" winter weather arrived in February, hence the desiccated brown bud in this photo. All of this luxurious new foliage, buds and flowers are testament to how hardy this hellebore is!


Lilac buds

Aesculus pavia 'Humilis'
Chestnut buds

October 22, 2015

Liz Johnson, Greenwood Gardens' Executive Director, captured this photo of a beautiful, fall-flowering crocus. It can be found in the east end of the Reflecting Pool Garden, near the Austrian pine. Head of Horticulture, Sonia Uyterhoeven reports, "We have both Crocus speciosus and cultivar 'Conqueror' growing in that area. The cultivar is an inch or so taller than the species." (Click on the photo to view a larger version)

Crocus speciosus 'Conqueror'  FB