Lilacs and cherry blossoms below the East Terrace.
In sunshine or rain, the cherry blossoms on Prunus ×yedoensis 'Akebono' are beautiful!
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We are very happy to report that the magnolia flowers are lovely again this year!
As soon as the snow receded, signs of spring appear!
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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:
Tulips in containers and garden beds (click on the collage to open a larger view):
Tulipa 'White Bouquet' will produce several buds and flowers at a time.
A new bud is visible at the lower left in this photo.
Narcissus/Daffodils (click on the collage to open a larger view):
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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!
There are snowdrops beneath the magnolia, crocus in the Tea House garden, and witch hazels in the woods surrounding the parking area:
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)