is a great time to visit White River Gardens! There are currently a
plethora of tulips, daffodils and a host of other bulbs that are in full
bloom and dazzling in spring cheer. This week is a perfect opportunity
to get some pictures of our tulip displays in the Knot Gardens, the
Belevedere just outside the Hilbert Conservatory exit doors, and the Clowes
Water Garden plantings.
Amid the blooming bulbs, there is quite a bit of perennial activity in the
Ruth Lily Shade Garden. Look for native woodland perennials such as
Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) and Virginia Blue Bells (Mertensia
virginica). Both of these plants can form beautiful clumps of
themselves, but be aware that Celadine Poppy can sometimes be a bit
aggressive (notice our beautiful solid mound of it at the south end of the
bloomers include Lungwort ‘High Contrast’ (Pulmoniaria), Bleeding
Heart (Dicentra spectabilis), and Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera
macrophylla). These early spring bloomers all appreciate the open
tree canopy of spring and the shadier cover during the summer.
We hope the spring the showers will not keep you away as this is one of the
most beautiful times of year here at White River Gardens!