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The Butchart Chronicles : April 11, 2014

Garden Report for April 11 2014

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Trillium

Trillium
Chionodoxa

Chionodoxa
Ribes

Ribes

The beauty of the spectacular spring display continues to unfold on a daily basis with fresh new growth and colourful blossoms. There is almost a tangible energy that you can feel as you walk through the gardens during this dynamic and vibrant time of year. Highlights for this week continue to be the magnificent Magnolia trees as well as the colourful cherries and plums. Not to be outdone - the Hyacinths are coming out in force, making their presence known with their brilliant colours and intoxicating fragrance.           

- Rick Los, director of horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Anemone   (Windflower)      
  • Camellia    
  • Chionodoxa  
  • Corylopsis - new       
  • Corylus   (catkins)   
  • Daphne - new
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Erythronium - new
  • Fritillaria - new
  • Forsythia  
  • Hellebore (flowers)
  • Hyacinth - new
    Pink Hyacinth with tulips interspersed.
  • Lysichiton, Skunk Cabbage - new
  • Magnolia  
  • Narcissus        
  • Pansy    
  • Pieris - new
  • Primula - new
    Primula beside a babbling brook.
  • Prunus  (Plum and Cherry)   
  • Pulsatilla - new       
    Pulsatilla in April at The Butchart Gardens.                    
  • Ribes    (Currant)      
  • Rhododendron
  • Scilla
  • Stachyurus - new      
  • Trillium - new
  • Tulip 

Show Greenhouse

  • Amaryllis
  • Anthurium
  • Cinerarea
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Orchid
  • Pelargonium