Weekly Bloom Report

Summer Bloom Report, August 2014

Here are some garden highlights for August.
The meadows are showing lots of color with native Monarda, Ironweed, Joe-pye weed and Goldenrod in bloom.
The Cottage Garden and Rosarie are full of color and are attracting the hummingbirds.
The Willowwood Horticulture Staff is just starting an expansion of the Cottage garden so visitors can see the process involved in creating a new garden area.


Willowwood Bloom Report May 12, 2014

As the warm weather arrives this week, now is the time to visit Willowwood.

Believe it or not, there are still daffodils in bloom. The bright yellow Lois, Elizabeth and Golden Sun Magnolias (near the field parking areas on both sides of the drive) are in full bloom and are just exquisite.

The first early Lilacs are just beginning their bloom. We are about two weeks late due to Mother Nature this year, so we expected the Lilac Bloom season to be starting peak a bit later this month - but we will keep you advised!


Getting ready for Mother's Day!

May 8, 2014: We’re happy to report that with the upcoming warm spell we expect to have some lilacs in bloom by Mothers Day.

Spring has really sprung at Willowwood!


Willowwood's Cherries after the Rain!

5/1/14 The weekend's Bloom Report

After yesterday's terrible rain and the generally poor weather this past week, we are delighted to let you know that The Cherries survived the rain! So with the great forecast for the next few days, we have extended the deadline for entries for the WW Fdn. Cherry Photo Contest to Sunday May 4th.


Blooming Cherries at Willowwood Arboretum

4/23/14 Hi, cherries are now in full bloom and barring bad weather - should be in great form now through the weekend. Trees are throughout the property but many are towards the lilac walk.

If you plan on participating in the Willowwood Foundation Photo Contest - all entries must be emailed (multiple emails ok but max 3 jpegs per email) by May 1st.

Photos must be taken at Willowwood - either this year or last year - and you may choose to have photo only of cherry tree/flowers etc. or have them in the background of another scene at Willowwood.


Rain ending, Cherries starting at Willowwood!

4/15/14 Our second bloom report!

The heat this weekend finally pushed along some blooming.

The Cherries in the Rosarie are starting to bloom. The big ,old Cherry in the Lilac collection and the one behind the Conservatory are breaking bud.

The Cornus mas by the entrance and by the Rockery are full of yellow flowers.

The Daffodils in the fields and the Winter Garden are in bloom.

The Magnolia stellata (Star magnolias) are in bloom throughout the Arboretum.


SPRING!!! 1st Bloom Report from Willowwood

The weather this weekend and next week looks like we might have a bit of Spring. Good time to take a little stroll and breathe.

Here is the bloom report as of yesterday!

The daffodils by the parking lot are starting to show color.

In the rockery the Scilla siberica (Scilla) , Chionodoxa lucilea (Glory of the Snow), Hellebores and Leucojum vernum ‘Spring Snowflake’ are in bloom.

In Pans’ garden there is a Viburnum farreri located in the front left corner that is ready to bloom, it’s very fragrant!