Bloom Report

New and Notable in Willowwood’s Gardens.



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  • October’s Glorious Palette

    -- Posted 10/05/2016 by Webmaster --
    Despite the worries of hurricanes, the weather forecast this week (10.5.16) and the weekend is just about perfect, warm in the sun, cool breeze and still so many plants in bloom in the gardens. And remember, the Arboretum is open from 8 am to dusk daily, so lots of time for a ramble through ...
  • September at Willowwood

    -- Posted 09/08/2016 by Webmaster --
    Willowwood Arboretum is just gorgeous at this time of year. The gardens, particularly the Rosarie and the Cottage Gardens are filled with blooms and riotous greenery. While rain has been scarce, the gardeners have been watering and with cooler nights and warm sunny days, visitors can enjoy these beautifully planted and arranged areas. ...
  • Summertime at Willowwood

    -- Posted 07/12/2016 by Webmaster --
    Summer is a beautiful time at Willowwood as Sara reports below. The Cottage Garden is in full bloom, The Rosarie is just lovely on a hot summer day (look for the door to nowhere) and definitely plan to sit on the back porch and look at Pan’s Garden. Early morning or evening is ...
  • June 10: Blooms at Willowwood

    -- Posted 06/10/2016 by Webmaster --
    There is much in bloom here at Willowwood this week: in the Rosarie, several varieties of clematis, roses, white baptisia, luminously yellow evening primroses, and oakleaf hydrangea. In the Cottage Garden: hardy geraniums, white foxgloves, spotted deadnettle, lady’s mantle, poppies and cornflowers. However, despite the abundance of blooms, June is really a month to celebrate the ...
  • Blooming in the Gardens 5.27.16

    -- Posted 05/27/2016 by Webmaster --
    May has been a spectacular month at Willowwood, and there is so much in bloom here now that a short report will hardly do it justice: you will simply have to come and see the gardens for yourself! Later-flowering lilacs are still in bloom, and a stroll through the Lilac Collection will reward you with restful ...
  • Now Bloomin’ May 21st

    -- Posted 05/21/2016 by Webmaster --
    After all this rain, which we needed, the weathermen are predicting some sun on Saturday and more on Sunday afternoon. With lots warmer temps headed our way mid to end next week. The rain has helped nourish the Spring flowers in the gardens (the tulips and daffodils are finished) and the lilacs and other ...
  • Dogwoods and early Lilacs in Bloom 4.30.16

    -- Posted 04/30/2016 by Webmaster --
    The weather may have turned a bit cooler lately, but that hasn’t deterred the plants here at Willowwood, where spring is really at its peak. Redbuds and dogwoods are blooming; look for them near the entrance gate and along the woodland edge, visible across the meadows as you drive in. Crabapples have joined the chorus, ...
  • Spring Bloomin’ 4.15.16

    -- Posted 04/15/2016 by Webmaster --
    The weather forecast for this weekend looks wonderful, so plan a stroll or walk through the Willowwood Arboretum Mornings at Willowwood have been filled with the lively sounds of bird chatter, and night time temperatures here seem to be finally inching higher. Daffodils, magnolias, forsythias and cherries continue to put on a cheerful show throughout the ...
  • Bloom report ‘Magnolias’ 3.31.16

    -- Posted 03/31/2016 by Webmaster --
    Lots of daffodils still in bloom but Magnolias and Cherry trees have started blooming this week at Willowwood, and are putting on an elegant display in shades of pink, white and cream. As you drive through the entrance gates, look for Magnolia x loebneri ‘Willowwood’ immediately on the right, with its densely petaled white flowers. M. ‘Royal ...
  • Daffodils Arrive! March 17, 2016

    -- Posted 03/16/2016 by Webmaster --
    Leucojum vernum The very first daffodil blooms have been spotted this week at Willowwood! They are just starting to make a cheerful and very welcome show in the Alfalfa Field along the drive and in the Winter Garden. Keep watching over the next weeks as more and more varieties appear. Siberian squill, Scilla siberica, has carpeted large ...