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The Butchart Chronicles : March 20, 2014

Garden Report For March 20 2014

Staff Picks

Camellia
Camellia

Narcissus
Narcissus

What a difference a little bit of sunshine and warmer temperatures makes. The Rose Garden has exploded into bloom………with thousands of brilliantly coloured crocus which provide a dazzling carpet of colour – sorry, no roses yet! Every day we see more of the naturalized spring bulbs bursting into bloom throughout our shrub and perennial borders – a sure sign that spring is finally here.     

Rick Los, Director of Horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

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

Spring Prelude

  • Amaryllis
  • Anthurium
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Camellia
    Camellia
  • Convallaria - Lily of the Valley   
  • Cyclamen
    Cycamen
  • Edgeworthia      
  • Malus - crabapple
  • Hyacinth
  • Narcissus
  • Kerria    
  • Orchid
  • Ribes (Currant)
  • Rhododendron
  • Tulip