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The Butchart Chronicles : March 9, 2014

Garden Report for March 10 2014

Staff Picks

Edgeworthia

Edgeworthia

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Another week of challenging weather definitely delayed the onset of our spectacular spring display. After a quick start out of the gate in January the dismal weather in February brought us back to reality (and then some!). Saying that, the first Rhodos have been brave enough to put out their first blooms and we are optimistic that the weather is back on track, especially with this glorious weekend sunshine, setting the stage for the dramatic spring bulb show. Highlights for the week also include the hanging baskets filled with colourful pansies which have been placed around the gardens. 

Rick Los - Director of Horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Abeliophylum (White Forsythia)
  • Corylus (catkins)   
  • Crocus  
    Croci explosion
  • Eranthis (Winter Aconite)    
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Galanthus (Snowdrops)
  • Garrya (catkins)
  • Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) - Fragrant   
  • Hellebore (flowers)
  • Iris reticulata (Dwarf Iris)    
  • Jasminium (Winter Jasmine) - Fragrant
  • Mahonia
  • Pansy    
  • Pulmonaria   
  • Pyracantha (berries)
  • Rhododendron (earliest varieties) - new
  • Sarcococca (Sweet Box) - Flower is insignificant, fragrance is incredible! 
  • Scilla         
  • Viburnum bodnantense

Spring Prelude

  • Amaryllis
  • Anthurium
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Camellia        
  • Convallaria - Lily of the Valley   
  • Cyclamen
  • Edgeworthia  

    Spring Prelude  
  • Malus - crabapple
  • Hyacinth
  • Narcissus
  • Kerria - new
  • Orchid
  • Ribes (Currant)
  • Rhododendron
  • Tulip