The Butchart Chronicles : May 7, 2015

Flower and Garden Report May 7, 2015

End of the spring bulb display
We have turned the corner and have begun planting some of our colourful summer bedding plants as the spring display rapidly disappears for another year. .     

This is truly a time of transition in the garden and our perennial borders are now beginning to provide a stunning backdrop with our collection of Peonies and Irises currently highlighting many areas. If you love Rhododendrons and Azaleas now is also the best time for viewing as the majority of our varieties will be blooming for you.

However, it’s the Blue poppies that really steal the show at this time of year and many visitors will come out just to view these spectacular plants during the next couple of weeks.

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Flowering in the Garden

  • Aesculus   (Chestnut/Buckeye trees)  new
  • Ajuga  
  • Aquilegia 
  • Arabis 
  • Arisaema
  • Azalea
  • Bellis
  • Berberis darwinii  
  • Brunnera  
  • Cercis   
  • Cornus  (flowering Dogwood)  
  • Corydalis
  • Crataegus  (May tree/Hawthorne)  new
  • Davidia
  • Deutzia          
  • Dicentra   
  • Doronicum   
  • Epimedium   
  • Eremurus  (Foxtail Lily)  new
  • Euphorbia 
  • Exochorda  
  • Fothergilla 
  • Frittilaria  
  • Geum  
  • Globularia  
  • Halesia   
  • Hemerocallis   (Daylily)    
  • Iberis   
  • Iris   new
  • Kerria  
  • Laburnum  new
  • Leucojum  
  • Meconopsis   (both Welsh and  Blue poppy)  
  • Paeonia  (Peony)
  • Pansy  
  • Pericallis  (Cinerarea) 
  • Primula     
  • Pulsatilla    
  • Rhododendron  
  • Rubus    
  • Saxifrage  
  • Spiraea 
  • Syringa   (lilac) 
  • Trillium 
  • Veronica  
  • Wisteria  

Spring 2015 in the Italian Garden`