The Butchart Chronicles : February 10, 2014

Garden Report for February 10 2014

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The sun has been shining, but the weather and consequently any gardening activity has really cooled off over the past week. The Gardens still look marvelous, but have the look of being almost frozen in time with a lot of the brave, early blossoms looking just a little bit chilly!

Even though it’s cold outside, this is the perfect time to visit us and come inside to view our very beautiful Spring Prelude display. This intimate indoor garden display will inspire you and give you an early taste of spring; which is just around the corner.  

Rick Los, Director of Horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Abeliophylum (White Forsythia)
  • Corylus   (catkins)   
  • Crocus - just starting
  • Eranthis (Winter Aconite) - new
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Galanthus (Snowdrops)
  • Garrya    (catkins)
  • Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) - Fragrant   
  • Hellebore (flowers)
  • Iris reticulata (Dwarf Iris) - new
    Iris reticulata
  • Jasminium (Winter Jasmine)
  • Mahonia
  • Nandina (berries) 
  • Pansy    
  • Pulmonaria   
  • Pyracantha (berries)
  • Sarcococca   (Sweet Box)    Flower is insignificant - fragrance is incredible! 

Spring Prelude

  • Anthurium
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) 
  • Crocus
  • Cyclamen
  • Hyacinth
  • Narcissus
  • Orchid
  • Ribes (Currant)
  • Rhododendron
  • Tulip
  • Viburnum bodnantense