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The Butchart Chronicles : May 29, 2014

Flower Report for May 29 2014

This last week has been extremely busy for us as we methodically work to get our summer plantings into the garden. The weather helped caused a very sudden end to our spring display so if you visit now you get the opportunity to see an incredible work in progress as we make this transition between seasons. In spite of the challenges a wide range of colour continues from the shrub and perennial borders throughout the gardens. The Japanese garden continues to amaze and inspire with its serene beauty and the incredible plantings of Blue Poppies which remain at their peak. 

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Sunken Garden in May 2014

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Allium  
  • Aquilegia  Columbine     
  • Azalea     
  • Crataegus   Hawthorne or May tree    
  • Davidia   Dove or Handkerchief tree
  • Deutzia      
  • Digitalis  Foxglove - new
  • Eremurus  Foxtail Lily    
  • Hellebore  
  • Hemerocallis  Daylily  
  • Iris 
  • Kolkwitzia - new
  • Laburnum  Golden Chain tree 
  • Lupin    
  • Magnolia
  • Meconopsis  Blue Poppy  
  • Ornithogalum -new
  • Pansy   
  • Paeonia  Peony

    Himalayan White Poppy
  • Papaver  Poppy    
  • Philadelphus - new
  • Rhododendron
  • Spiraea
  • Stocks (annual)  fragrant
  • Syringa     
  • Wisteria   

Spring Beauty