What’s In Bloom ?

This page will feature photos of our plants as they come into bloom so you know what to look for when you visit the Garden. The most recent photos will be posted at the top of the page with a little information about the plant.

August

 

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A closeup of another of “Dana’s Daylilies” … this time “Chicago Apache”.

 

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Phlox – one of the many that are starting to bloom all over the Garden … even though they were all pruned in May by the deer!

 

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Crocosmia – a hardy summer bulb that doesn’t have to be lifted each fall.

 

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Meadow flowers of high summer – Purple Coneflowers and Shasta Daisies blooming at the base of the Tower.

 

July

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An unnamed, but spectacular daylily donated from a Horticultural Society Member a few years ago.

 

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Hemerocallis “Children’s Festival” – one of “Dana’s Daylilies” blooming at the base of the Tower.

 

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Filipendula – also known as Queen of the Prairie, looks like cotton candy blooming in the Tower Rock Garden with Shasta Daisies.

 

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Mock orange – an old fashioned, sweetly scented shrub

June

 

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A bearded iris.  With all the flower colours available, sometimes white is just perfect.

 

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This native geranium’s common name, Cranesbill, comes from the shape of its seed head, but this closeup makes the flowers look like funny little aliens.

 

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Preston Lilac “Miss Canada” blooming on the Lilac Walk.

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Solomon’s Seal, one very graceful native plant blooming in the “Green & White Garden”  by the Ranger Cabin.

May

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Native columbine growing in the rocks near the Ranger Cabin.

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Flowering quince – it’s not as big as it looks in this photo and is close to the top of the rock garden between the Pond and Ranger Cabin.

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A little red crabapple tree at the north end of the Ranger Cabin.

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A tulip we didn’t plant!  There are a few others scattered about the Garden.  Maybe transplanted from gardens on George Street by squirrels?

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A tiny iris in the rock garden.

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Early blooming elderberry- a native shrub that occurs naturally in a few location in the Garden providing an early nectar source for bees and berries for the birds later in the season. The unopen red buds are as pretty as the flowers.

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Elderberry in full bloom.

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One of the new lilacs added to our collection.  The early bloomers are adding a beautiful scent to the Garden.  The later blooming varieties will extend our Lilac season well into June.

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This is a Korean Dwarf Lilac.  Not too big and very tough, so it is planted in the Tower Rock Garden

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Forthergilla blooming near the Pond.  This member of the Witch Hazel Family is a native plant with odd looking blooms and awesome fall colour.

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Tiarella (foamflower) is a native plant whose leaves resemble Heuchera (coral bells) but has a much different flower.

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Daffodils- the deer won’t eat them (2015-05-09)

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Bergenia cordifolia- also known as Pigsqueak, its huge leaves persist through winter (2015-05-09)

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Star Magnolia – our earliest flowering tree – the flowers of this variety have a pink hue
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Pulmonaria- named because it’s spotted leaves resemble lung tissue, it was used to treat respiratory ailments
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Primrose- the poor man’s rose – we have all the colours! See below. (2015-05-09)

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Bleeding Heart- blooming way ahead of schedule in the Tower Rock Garden. (2015-05-09)

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Periwinkle- this ground cover may be evergreen and have a pretty blue flower but it is an alien invasive which has taken over the forest floor, obliterating any native spring ephemeral flowers that might have been there. (2015-05-09)

 

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