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The Butchart Chronicles : April 21, 2017

Flower and Garden Report April 20th - April 26th

Flower and Garden Report April 20 - April 26, 2017

Written by Rick Los, Director of Horticulture

As much as I would love to say it, I still can’t say that we have reached the peak of our spring bulb display. However, what I will say is that we are experiencing one of the most unhurried and unusually beautiful spring seasons that any of us can recall. I have to admit that this has been another humbling spring season for me personally as once again, my prediction for viewing the peak of our spring bulb display has failed dismally. Last year the season was extraordinarily early and this year the exact opposite is true – so no more bold proclamations for me – I think I’ll let the garden do the proclaiming all by itself!  

If you haven’t visited us in the spring time you are truly missing out. The beauty of the garden is unrivaled at this time of the year as you may experience the feeling of being completely engulfed in glorious colour and fragrance.

Plants that are blooming or coming into bloom

  • Ajuga
  • Amelanchier
  • Anemone blanda (Windflower)
  • Bellis
  • Bergenia
  • Brunnera
  • Cornus nutallii (just beginning to emerge)
  • Corylopsis
  • Daphne
  • Dicentra
  • Edgeworthia
  • Epimedium
  • Erica (Heather)
  • Erythronium
  • Euphorbia
  • Fritillaria
  • Helleborus   
  • Hyacinth
  • Iberis
  • Kerria
  • Leucojum
  • Lysichiton (Skunk cabbage)
  • Magnolia
  • Muscari
  • Myosotis
  • Narcissus
  • Osmanthus
  • Pansy
  • Pieris
  • Polyanthus/Primula
  • Prunus (flowering Cherries)
  • Pulmonaria
  • Pulsatilla
  • Ranunculus ficaria
  • Rhododendron
  • Ribes (Currant)
  • Trillium
  • Tulips (earliest varieties are out and many other varieties will be blooming within the next week!)