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The Butchart Chronicles : March 28, 2014

Garden Report for March 28 2014

Staff Picks

Tulip

Tulips

Magnolia

Magnolia

Cherry

Cherry blossoms

If you haven’t had the chance, this is the last week for you to be able to experience our outstanding indoor ‘Spring Prelude’ display. Outdoors the gardens continue to slowly unfold into a kaleidoscope of brilliant colours with the first tulips making their appearance and the cherry and plum trees bursting into bloom. Carpets of colourful naturalizing bulbs cover the ground in both our shrub and perennial borders and you can still find some crocuses in the cooler locations. A highlight for this week are the magnificent Magnolia trees which are unveiling their first blooms of the season.         

Rick Los, director of horticulture

Special Interest/Flowering

  • Anemone (Windflower) - new      
  • Camellia
    Camellia                         
  • Chionodoxa         
  • Corylus (catkins)   
  • Crocus   
  • Eranthis (Winter Aconite)    
  • Erica (Heather) 
  • Forsythia - new
  • Garrya (catkins)
  • Hellebore (flowers)
  • Magnolia - new
  • Narcissus        
  • Pansy    
  • Prunus (Plum and Cherry)
    Cherry                              
  • Ribes (Currant) - new
  • Rhododendron (earliest varieties)   
  • Scilla
  • Tulip (early varieties) - new        
  • Viburnum bodnantense

Spring Prelude

  • Amaryllis
  • Anthurium
  • Begonia - Rieger
  • Bromeliad
  • Camellia        
  • Cyclamen
  • Magnolia
    Magnolia
  • Narcissus
  • Kerria    
  • Orchid
  • Rhododendron
  • Tulip