Bloom Report May 10, 2019

(Mother Nature willing!) Many of our spring favorites will be in bloom just in time for Mother’s Day! Our wisteria arbor between the barns and in the Cottage Garden alongside the propagation greenhouse will be peaking this weekend. The arbors are covered in Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) which has gorgeous violet blooms. We also have a white-flowering Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis ‘Alba) on the arbor in Pan’s Garden.
The lilacs are also looking and smelling wonderful. We have many different types of lilacs currently in bloom such as Syringa vulgaris ‘Vestale’ with white blooms, Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ with multi-colored blooms, and Syringa vulgaris ‘Aucubaefolia’ with variegated foliage and light purple blooms.
Other plants in the garden visitors can see flowering currently are the azaleas (pictured is Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense), Lady Slipper Orchids (Cypripedium ‘Gisela’) and Primula (Primula japonica).
Many of our Viburnums are also flowering. The large Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Shoshoni’) is blooming near the Stone Barn and the wisteria arbor. There are also two Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium), which were planted in 1915, currently blooming behind the Tubb’s House in Pan’s Garden near the Clematis (Clematis ‘Guernsey Cream’).
Spring is a lovely time of year to visit Willowwood to see bright colorful flowers and smell the sweet fragrance of the lilacs. Be sure not to miss it!

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Blooms on May 10, 2019