What's Blooming Now - March 21, 2012
What's NOT Blooming?
are blooming so fast, then lasting such a short time compared to normal
schedules, due to our mild winter and current high temperatures that it is
hard to keep up with the current blooms! Here are a few you will see if you
visit White River Gardens soon.
The daffodils are still making a show! There is a sea of Narcissus in the
Virginia Fairbanks Sun Garden, overhung with the brilliant pink blooms of
our native Eastern redbud tree (Cercis canadensis).
Spitting Frogs water feature has two gorgeous daffodils in bloom (Narcissus
‘Trepolo’ pictured separately), surrounded by the bright yellow-green new
foliage of Physocarpus (Ninebark) ‘Coppertina’.
Another fun daffodil is ‘Apricot Whirl’, which starts out with a split
yellow cup that quickly ages to peach. Find it along the Sun Garden stream
with the daffodils, the Ruth Lilly Shade garden is wearing its spring
finest. Pictured are Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ and ‘Fortisimo’, with
white Pachysandra and pink-turning- to-blue Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
in the foreground.
with daffodils, catch the ‘Red Majestic’ contorted filbert (Corylus
avellana) getting ready to show off its catkins of tiny yellow male
flowers. This tree looks especially good against the red brick wall of the
Ornamental Allee, both in its current, leafless state, and when it is
covered with its deep red leaves spring into summer.
flower making an early appearance is Anemone blanda, or Windflower.
‘Blue Shades’ (matched in color with grape hyacinths- Muscari armeniacum)
and ‘White Splendor’, shown here with Summer snowflake (Leucojum
aestivum) are our favorites. These low-growing daisies can be found
here, there, and everywhere in the gardens.
Again, there is so much going on, we have barely begun. So come on out to
see for yourself!