The Butchart Chronicles : January 20, 2014

Garden Report for January 20 2014

       Staff Picks

Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)

Hammelis (Witch Hazel)



This year’s version of our Spring Prelude indoor garden display opened this week with a burst of colour and fragrance. This is the time of year when you really appreciate seeing the spring bulbs and flowering trees and shrubs in bloom as it gives us hope and a taste of what is to come in our outdoor gardens areas in a couple of months.  

Saying that, outdoors we are already seeing early signs of spring with the arrival of our first Snowdrops (Galanthus). Each day we are seeing more plants coming into bloom with many also providing lovely fragrance in the garden.

The winter landscape provides you with an opportunity to truly appreciate the many unique features that typically go unnoticed because of the abundance of flowers and foliage that draw your attention during the rest of the year.

Rick Los, Director of Horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Abeliophylum (White Forsythia) new
  • Corylus   (catkins)   
  • Erica (Heather)  new
  • Galanthus (Snowdrops) new
  • Garrya    (catkins)
  • Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) new

    Hammelis (Witch Hazel)

  • Hellebore (flowers)
  • Jasminium (Winter Jasmine) new
  • Mahonia
  • Nandina (berries) 
  • Pyracantha (berries)
  • Viburnum bodnantense

Spring Prelude

  • Anthurium
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Crocus
  • Cyclamen
  • Hyacinth
  • Narcissus
  • Orchid
  • Tulip
  • Viburnum bodnantense

    Tulips in Spring Prelude