Bloom Report

New and Notable in Willowwood’s Gardens.



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  • Spring is really here and blooming! May 8, 2015

    Willowwood is just about to hit peak spring bloom! The Cherries, Crabapples, Magnolias and Serviceberries are all in bloom. Many of the flowering shrubs such as Viburnums, Daphnes and Azaleas are in flower. Enjoy the beauty of the flowers but don’t forget to check out their scent. The wooded trails are filled with blue Ajuga and the tiny ...
  • Pale Pink Magnolia sprengeri in Bloom! 4/23/15

    The pale pink Magnolia sprengeri, John Beirne’s favorite magnolia, is in full bloom on the hillside above Lois Poinier’s azaleas (on the road just past the Tubbs House). It only lasts a few days; don’t miss it (could be frosty, tonight)!
  • Blooming! Week of April 20, 2015

    Bloom Report Monday April 20: Raining now but the sun is coming out tomorrow…. The Narcissus plantings along the entrance drive are coming into full bloom and the cooler temps should help them last longer. Around the gardens you’ll find Hyacinths, Narcissus and blue Scilla siberica in bloom. The early perennials –Hellebores( Lenten Rose), Pulmonaria ( ...
  • Sun and Blooms at Willowwood April 10

    I am sure if you are looking out the window you would think that Spring is never going to arrive. But the weather forecasters say the weekend is going to be warmer and SUNNY. So if you are in the mood for a walk, Willowwood has started to look like Spring. Bloom wise -the ...
  • Spring is arriving at Willowwood 3.30.15

    Despite the cold there are some wonderful signs that Spring is on its way at Willowwood: Bright yellow winter aconite is brightening up the Cottage Garden and some Chionodoxa lucilea (Glory–of-the-Snow)in bloom by the Conservatory. The Hamamelis (Witchhazel or sometimes called ‘winter bloom’) are in bloom! You can find two of these very fragrant shrubs across ...
  • Winter at Willowwood

    One would think that Willowwood, so very beautiful Spring through Fall, is not the place to visit during Winter. Yet, on quietly still days, without the bustle of winds or bitter chill, there are birders, walkers, hikers, photographers and others who enjoy the solitude of the day. Various animals who normally hide within ...
  • October Bloom Report

    It is mid October and the gardens are still in bloom thanks to a lack of frost! Hopefully we’ll get a week or two more before Mother Nature gets the upper hand. In the Cottage garden the Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Nippon Daisy), Aconitum (Monkshood), pink Japanese Anemones, New England Asters and Trycirtis (Toad Lily) are still ...
  • September Bloom at Willowwood

    The weather forecast for the next couple of weeks looks just perfect for a late summer visit to the Willowwood Arboretum gardens. And even though summer is coming to an end the gardens and meadows are still full of color at Willowwood! As you drive in the meadows have now been taken over by the yellow flowered ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...