The Butchart Chronicles : April 29, 2015

Flower and Garden Report for April 29, 2015

Garden Report for the period of April 30 – May 6, 2015

The planning for next year’s spectacular spring bulb display has been completed and we are very excited about the changes that we have in store for you (and us!).    
This week you can still expect to see thousands of tulips in bloom as well as some late blooming daffodils (Narcissus) and this is also a great opportunity to come out and enjoy the incredible blossoms from our collection of late blooming cherry and crabapple trees.
The transition from season to season continues at a rapid pace and a highlight for many of our visitors has been the early arrival of the Blue Poppies. These stunning plants began blooming for us this week and should be providing an excellent display through much of the month of May.

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Tulips late spring
Flowering in the Garden

  • Ajuga  
  • Anemone
  • Aquilegia 
  • Arabis 
  • Azalea
  • Bellis
  • Berberis darwinii  
  • Brunnera  
  • Camellia 
  • Cercis   
  • Cornus  (flowering Dogwood)  
  • Corydalis
  • Davidia
  • Deutzia    new      
  • Dicentra   
  • Doronicum   
  • Epimedium   
  • Erica 
  • Erythronium  
  • Exochorda  
  • Fothergilla 
  • Frittilaria  
  • Geum  
  • Globularia   new
  • Halesia    new
  • Helleborus
  • Hemerocallis   (Daylily)     new
  • Iberis   
  • Kerria  
  • Leucojum  
  • Malus   apple and crabapple
  • Meconopsis   (both the Welsh  and the Blue poppy)   new
  • Muscari 
  • Narcissus 
  • Paeonia  (Tree peony)  new
  • Pansy  
  • Pericallis  (Cinerarea) 
  • Primula     
  • Prunus (flowering cherry)
  • Pulsatilla    
  • Rhododendron  
  • Ribes 
  • Rubus   new
  • Saxifrage   new
  • Scilla  
  • Spiraea 
  • Syringa   (lilac) 
  • Trillium  new
  • Veronica   new
  • Wisteria   new