IN-CLUB GARDEN TOUR

Spring into Bloom
2020

To celebrate the beauty of the seasons, we welcome you on a virtual in-club garden tour. It includes forced branches and new blooms coming up in members' gardens in the spring, and it continues through the seasons. Enjoy!

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Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida,

native to Eastern North America;

forced branch by Donna Rose

Snow Crocus, C. chrysanthus,

blooms as the snow melts;

"parent of many fine garden hybrids" (McClure & Zimmerman Bulb Brokers)

Cornelian cherry, Cornus mas,

blooms early April for several weeks;

introduced before 1800 (Donald Wyman);

in WGC Arboretum

Common Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, blooms in very early spring;

Amaryllis family;

native to Europe

Glory of the Snow, Chinodoxa sp.
Related to Scilla, originally from Crete, W. Turkey, and Cyprus

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Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxa luciliae

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Forsythia sp.

Spring Border

Hyacinth cv.

Cyclamineus Daffodil

Pansy, Viola tricolor hortensis

Snow Azalea, Rhododendron mucronatum, originally from Japan,

semi-evergreen azalea with hairy leaves

Snow Azalea, Rhododendron mucronatum, originally from Japan,

semi-evergreen azalea with hairy leaves

Snow Azalea, Rhododendron mucronatum, originally from Japan,

semi-evergreen azalea with hairy leaves

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Snow Azalea, Rhododendron mucronatum, originally from Japan,

semi-evergreen azalea with hairy leaves

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Yellow Trillium T. luteum,

native to S.E. US

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Purple Trillium T. erectum,

native to E. North America

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Great White Trillium T. grandiflorum,

native to E. North America

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Bloodroot (native), Anemone ranunculoides, Pulmonaria sp.

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Dicentra cucullaria,

native from Nova Scotia to N. Carolina

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Muscari armeniacum

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Tulips

standard dwarf bearded iris Saphire Gem.

Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Sapphire Gem'

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Sweet  Woodruff, Gallium odoratum

(aka sweetscented bedstraw)

Snow in May

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Sweet Woodruff, Gallium odoratum (aka sweetscented bedstraw)

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Veronica peduncularis 

May-forming Speedwell
Native to Turkey, Ukraine

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Phlox stolonifera

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Virginia bluebells, Mertensia virginica, native to North America

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Phlox stolonifera

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Phlox divaricata

Woodland phlox
Native to Canada, E. US

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Kwanza cherry and crabapple 

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Aquilegia flatbellata nana

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Dicentra spectabilis

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Geum

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Iris cristata

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Iris ensata

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Iris pumila

Dwarf Iris native to E. Europe

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Garden Scene in June

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Sophie's Rose

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Clematis candida

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Rhododendron kiusianum

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Camassia sp. 

Bulbs native to meadowlands of North America; once an important food source for native Americans

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An Alternative to a Lawn

Let the daisies grow in! Mow it down after bloom. Add creeping thyme. Goldfinch love it.

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Epimedium sp. with viola
Native to Mediterranean to E. Asia

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Highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum
Native to E. North America

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Dwarf fothergilla, F. gardenii
Native to S.E. US

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Fothergilla major

Large fothergilla
Native to Allegheny Mountains

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Iris ensata

Sedum kamtschaticum variegatum

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Rose Pink Bountiful

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Hosta Sharp Dressed Man

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Ilex verticillate

Common Winterberry

Photo taken October 31, 2020

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Ilex x meserveae

Initial crosses made by Mrs. Leighton Meserve

Photo taken October 31, 2020