Bloom Report

New and Notable in Willowwood’s Gardens.



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  • Winter at Willowwood

    -- Posted 01/08/2015 by Webmaster --
    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

    -- Posted 10/14/2014 by Webmaster --
    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

    -- Posted 09/08/2014 by Webmaster --
    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

    -- Posted 08/12/2014 by Webmaster --
    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

    -- Posted 05/12/2014 by Webmaster --
    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 ...
  • Getting ready for Mother’s Day!

    -- Posted 05/08/2014 by Webmaster --
    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! The Crabapples and Viburnums throughout the gardens and collections look and smell wonderful. Many spring flowering perennials such as Epimediums, Bleeding Hearts and Primroses are ...
  • Willowwood’s Cherries after the Rain!

    -- Posted 05/05/2014 by Webmaster --
    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 ...
  • Blooming Cherries at Willowwood Arboretum

    -- Posted 05/05/2014 by Webmaster --
    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 ...
  • Rain ending, Cherries starting at Willowwood!

    -- Posted 05/05/2014 by Webmaster --
    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 ...
  • SPRING!!! 1st Bloom Report from Willowwood

    -- Posted 05/05/2014 by Webmaster --
    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 ...