IN-CLUB GARDEN TOUR

Spring into Bloom
2020

To celebrate the beauty and blooms of spring, we welcome you on a virtual garden tour which includes both forced branches and new blooms coming up in the garden.

 

Photos were submitted by: Donna Rose, Kathy Michie, and Cacky Hodgson.

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

Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxa luciliae

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

Snow Azalea, Rhododendron mucronatum, originally from Japan,

semi-evergreen azalea with hairy leaves

Yellow Trillium T. luteum,

native to S.E. US

Purple Trillium T. erectum,

native to E. North America

Great White Trillium T. grandiflorum,

native to E. North America

Bloodroot (native), Anemone ranunculoides, Pulmonaria sp.

Dicentra cucullaria,

native from Nova Scotia to N. Carolina

Muscari armeniacum

Tulips

Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Sapphire Gem'

Sweet  Woodruff, Gallium odoratum

(aka sweetscented bedstraw)

Snow in May

Sweet Woodruff, Gallium odoratum (aka sweetscented bedstraw)

Veronica peduncularis 

May-forming Speedwell
Native to Turkey, Ukraine

Phlox stolonifera

Virginia bluebells, Mertensia virginica, native to North America

Phlox stolonifera

Phlox divaricata

Woodland phlox
Native to Canada, E. US

Kwanza cherry and crabapple 

Aquilegia flatbellata nana

Dicentra spectabilis

Geum

Iris cristata

Iris ensata

Iris pumila

Dwarf Iris native to E. Europe

Garden Scene in June

Sophie's Rose

Clematis candida

Rhododendron kiusianum

Camassia sp. 

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

An Alternative to a Lawn

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

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

Highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum
Native to E. North America

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

Fothergilla major

Large fothergilla
Native to Allegheny Mountains

Iris ensata

Sedum kamtschaticum variegatum

Rose Pink Bountiful

Hosta Sharp Dressed Man

The Purposes of the Worcester Garden Club Are:

  • To promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, and all phases of conservation;

  • To educate the community in the art of gardening, in the science of horticulture and in the conservation of all our national and local resources;

  • To encourage and develop civic planting throughout Worcester County.

A member of The Garden Club of America and National Garden Clubs, Inc. 

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