Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #03

 January 20, 2021

40F, sunny

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

 

Check these out:

  • Snowdrops:
    • Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii) leaves and buds and some flowers are emerging throughout the gardens. They are particularly plentiful along the March Bank.
    • The snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) under the shrubs at the east end of Oak Hill are in full bloom this week.
    • Some varieties of snowdrops (Galanthus varieties) in the collection in the raised beds along the East Museum terrace are in full bloom.
  • Witch hazel (Hamamelis species & varieties) are in full bloom in the Visitor Center lawn, waving their yellow or rust colored blossoms that look like clusters of tiny ribbons.
  • Brilliant red berries and colored foliage can still be found on the willow-leaf cotoneaster (Cotoneaster salicifolia) along the fence on Sycamore Hill.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

fb         Hammamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ (Pale Chinese witch hazel – light yellow)

fb         Hammamelis mollis ‘Wisley Supreme’ (Chinese witch hazel variety – yellow)

fb         Hammamelis vernalis (Vernal witch hazel – rusty-red)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

fbb       Camellia japonica ‘April Remembered’ (Camellia cultivar ‘April Remembered‘ – white to pale pink)

fbb       Galanthus ‘E.A. Bowles’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Galanthus ‘Louise Ann Bromley’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Madelaine’ (Snowdrop variety)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Phantom’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Starling’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Trymlet’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Wasp’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

fbb       Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ (Andromeda cultivar – dark pink buds)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

b          Galanthus ‘Castelgar’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Cowhouse Green’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Galanthus elwesii ‘Green Brush’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii ‘Grumpy’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus elwesii ‘Natalie Garton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii var. monostichtus (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Farmingdon Double’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Fieldgate Prelude’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Galanthus ‘Fieldgate Superb’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Gabriel’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Galatea’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Imbolc’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘John Gray’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Marjorie Brown’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Miller’s Late’ (Snowdrop cultivar – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Mrs. Thompson’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Percy Picton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Trym’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Spindlestone Surprise’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ (Lenten rose variety – pink, white)

fb         Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white – along Garden Lane across from Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

fbb       Adonis amurensis (Amur adonis – golden yellow)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

fbb       Adonis amurensis (Amur adonis – golden yellow)

fbb,+   Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

WINTERHAZEL WALK

fb         Helleborus foetidis (Bear’s foot hellebore – greenish)

 

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

fbb       Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

b          Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose – pink – 1 flower)

b          Viburnum farreri (Fragrant viburnum – pale pink to white)

fbb       Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Snowball viburnum variety – greenish-white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

fbb       Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white – few buds)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ENCHANTED WOODS

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

fbb       Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge – 2 flowers)

 

OAK HILL-East Side

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

OAK HILL-West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – dark red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

Fbb/b   Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white – few flowers)

b          Mahonia bealei (Leatherleaf mahonia – yellow-green)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Forest Flame’ (Andromeda cultivar – eye-catching red buds)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pb        Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pb        Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Chimonanthus praecox ‘Lutea’ (Wintersweet variety – pale yellow)

b          Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

fbb       Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

fbb       Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pine Knot Select-Our Best’ (Hellebore varieties/Lenten Rose – apricot, pink, pink spotted)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

 

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #02

 January 13, 2021

45F, sunny

 

+:  Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

 

Check these out:

 

  • Snowdrops:
    • Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii) leaves and buds are emerging throughout the gardens. They are particularly plentiful along the March Bank.
    • Some varieties of snowdrops (Galanthus varieties) in the collection in the raised beds along the East Museum terrace are in full bloom.
  • Few blossoms remain in the garden; however, a few bits of color can still be found:
    • Brilliant red berries and colored foliage can be found on the willow-leaf cotoneaster (Cotoneaster salicifolia) along the fence on Sycamore Hill.
    • On the Enchanted Woods side of Garden Lane, the Kurume azalea hybrids (Rhododendron ‘Firefly’ and Rhododendron #16 small single white) are displaying bronze-red and yellow-green leaves respectively.

 

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

b          Hammamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ (Pale Chinese witch hazel – light yellow)

b          Hammamelis mollis ‘Wisley Supreme’ (Chinese witch hazel variety – yellow)

fb         Hammamelis vernalis (Vernal witch hazel – rusty-red)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

pf         Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of Museum lawn – few flowers)

 

AZALEA WOODS

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

b          Galanthus ‘Louise Ann Bromley’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Phantom’ (Snpwdrop variety – white)

pf         Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

fbb       Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ (Andromeda cultivar – dark pink buds)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries – few left)

b          Galanthus ‘Castelgar’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii ‘Grumpy’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus elwesii ‘Natalie Garton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii var. monostichtus (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Farmingdon Double’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Glaanthus ‘Fieldgate Prelude’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Gabriel’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Galatea’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘John Gray’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Marjorie Brown’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Miller’s Late’ (Snowdrop cultivar – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Mrs. Thompson’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Percy Picton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Trym’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Spindlestone Surprise’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ (Lenten rose variety – pink, white)

fb         Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white – along Garden Lane across from Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

fbb,+   Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

WINTERHAZEL WALK

fb         Helleborus foetidis (Bear’s foot hellebore – greenish)

 

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

fbb       Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

b          Viburnum farreri (Fragrant viburnum – pale pink to white)

fbb       Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Snowball viburnum variety – greenish-white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

fbb       Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white – few buds)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ENCHANTED WOODS

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

fbb       Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILL-East Side

OAK HILL-West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – dark red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

fbb       Mahonia bealei (Leatherleaf mahonia – yellow-green)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Forest Flame’ (Andromeda cultivar – eye-catching red buds)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pb        Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pb        Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

b          Chimonanthus praecox ‘Lutea’ (Wintersweet variety – pale yellow)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

fbb       Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pine Knot Select-Our Best’ (Hellebore varieties/Lenten Rose – apricot, pink, pink spotted)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #01

 January 6, 2021

41F, cloudy

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

.

Check these out:

  • Snowdrops:
    • Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii) leaves and buds are emerging throughout the gardens. They are particularly plentiful along the March Bank.
    • Some varieties of snowdrops (Galanthus varieties) in the collection in the raised beds along the East Museum terrace are in full bloom.
  • Few blossoms remain in the garden; however, a few bits of color can still be found:
    • Brilliant red berries and colored foliage can be found on the willow-leaf cotoneaster (Cotoneaster salicifolia) along the fence on Sycamore Hill.
    • On the Enchanted Woods side of Garden Lane, the Kurume azalea hybrids (Rhododendron ‘Firefly’ and Rhododendron #16 small single white) are displaying bronze-red and yellow-green leaves respectively.

 

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

fbb       Hammamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ (Pale Chinese witch hazel – light yellow)

fbb       Hammamelis mollis ‘Wisley Supreme’ (Chinese witch hazel variety – yellow)

fb         Hammamelis vernalis (Vernal witch hazel – rusty-red)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of Museum lawn – few flowers)

 

AZALEA WOODS

pf         Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of field)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

b          Galanthus ‘Louise Ann Bromley’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Phantom’ (Snpwdrop variety – white)

pf         Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

fbb       Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ (Andromeda cultivar – dark pink buds)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

b          Galanthus ‘Castelgar’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii ‘Grumpy’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus elwesii ‘Natalie Garton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Farmingdon Double’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Glaanthus ‘Fieldgate Prelude’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Gabriel’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Galatea’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘John Gray’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Percy Picton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Trymp’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ (Lenten rose variety – pink, white)

fb         Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white – along Garden Lane across from Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

fbb,+   Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

fbb       Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

b          Viburnum farreri (Fragrant viburnum – pale pink to white)

fbb       Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Snowball viburnum variety – greenish-white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

fbb       Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white – few buds)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ENCHANTED WOODS

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

fbb       Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILL-East Side

OAK HILL-West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – dark red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Forest Flame’ (Andromeda cultivar – eye-catching red buds)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

fbb       Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Willow wood viburnum – off-white)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pb        Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

pb        Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

pb        Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pb        Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pf         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

fbb       Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pine Knot Select-Our Best’ (Hellebore varieties/Lenten Rose – apricot, pink, pink spotted)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #38

 December 30, 2020

41F, sunny

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb:  Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

 

Check these out:

  • Snowdrops: Some varieties of snowdrops (Galanthus varieties) in the collection in the raised beds along the East Museum terrace are starting to bloom.
  • Few blossoms remain in the garden; however, a few bits of color can still be found:
    • Brilliant red berries and colored foliage can be found on the willow-leaf cotoneaster (Cotoneaster salicifolia) on Sycamore Hill.
    • On the Enchanted Woods side of Garden Lane the Kurume azalea hybrids (Rhododendron ‘Firefly’ and Rhododendron #16 small single white) are displaying bronze-red and yellow-green leaves respectively.

 

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries – in forsythia bushes at edge of parking lot – few left)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

fbb       Hammamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ (Pale Chinese witch hazel – light yellow)

fbb       Hammamelis mollis ‘Wisley Supreme’ (Chinese witch hazel variety – yellow)

b          Hammamelis vernalis (Vernal witch hazel – rusty-red)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of Museum lawn – few flowers)

 

AZALEA WOODS

pf         Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of field)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pb        Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

fbb       Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ (Andromeda cultivar – dark pink buds)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Euonymus bungeanus var. semipersistens (Tree at corner of Library – red berries)

fb         Galanthus elwesii ‘Natalie Garton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Farmingdon Double’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Glaanthus ‘Fieldgate Prelude’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Gabriel’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Galatea’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘George Elwes’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Percy Picton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ (Lenten rose variety – pink, white)

b          Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white – along Garden Lane across from Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

pb        Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white – 3 left)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

fbb       Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ENCHANTED WOODS

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

fbb       Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILLEast Side

OAK HILL-West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – dark red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Forest Flame’ (Andromeda cultivar – eye-catching red buds)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pb        Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

pb        Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

pb        Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pb        Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fbb       Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

pf         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #37

 December 23, 2020

43F, sunny

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

.

Check these out:

  • Snowdrops: Some varieties of snowdrops (Galanthus varieties) in the collection in the raised beds along the East Museum terrace are starting to bloom along with some giant snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) in one spot along the March bank.

 

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries – in forsythia bushes at edge of parking lot – few left)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of Museum lawn – few flowers)

 

AZALEA WOODS

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of field)

fbb       Rhododendron hybrid Winterthur Dexter #11 (Tree rhododendron – cherry red – 3 buds opening)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

b          Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ (Andromeda cultivar – dark pink buds)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Euonymus bungeanus var. semipersistens (Tree at corner of Library – red berries)

fb         Galanthus elwesii ‘Natalie Garton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Galanthus ‘Farmingdon Double’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Glaanthus ‘Fieldgate Prelude’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Gabriel’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Galatea’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘George Elwes’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

b          Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ (Lenten rose variety – pink – 2 blossoms)

b          Lonicera fragrantissima (Fragrant honeysuckle – white – along Garden Lane across from Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

pb/fbb  Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

fbb       Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries – few left)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

fbb       Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILL-East Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow-brown berries)

OAK HILL-West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – dark red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pb        Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

pb        Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pb        Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #36

 December 16, 2020

30F, cloud-covered

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

.

Check these out:

 

  • Camellias on display: Some of the white camellias (Camellia varieties) are still blooming — single and double, small and large — on the upper side of the Museum Store.  What a show of blossoms!
  • Pretend it’s spring:
    • Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia) blossoms have appeared on the bushes at the upper edge of the parking lot, on the bushes at the Museum lawn end of the Peony Garden, and on the bushes at the field edge of Azalea Woods.
    • The autumn rosebud cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’) is in full bloom along Garden Lane. It is spectacular this week!
    • Enchanted Woods has a pink azalea (Rhododendron variety) in bloom near the Turtle Bridge.

 

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries – in forsythia bushes at edge of parking lot)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of Museum lawn)

 

AZALEA WOODS

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of field)

fbb       Rhododendron hybrid Winterthur Dexter #11 (Tree rhododendron – cherry red – 2 buds opening)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

 

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

b          Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ (Andromeda cultivar – dark pink buds)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

fb         Galanthus elwesii ‘Natalie Garton’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Farmingdon Double’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

fb         Galanthus ‘Gabriel’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

pf         Galanathus nov. aff. plicatus (Snowdrop variety – white – 1 blossom)

b          Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ (Lenten rose variety – pink – 2 blossoms)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

fb         Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (Autumn rosebud cherry – pale pink to white)

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

b          Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

pb/fbb  Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

pb/fbb  Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

pb/fbb  Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

pb        Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries – few left)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

pf         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white – at Frog Fountain)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

b          Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILL-East Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow-brown berries)

OAK HILL-West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

b          Forsythia ‘Winterthur’ (Forsythia variety – yellow)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

fbb       Rosa ‘New Dawn’ (Rose variety – pale pink – 6 buds)

b          Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Willow wood viburnum – off-white)

ber       Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Willow wood viburnum – sparse bright red berries)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pf         Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

pb        Camellia ‘Northern Exposure’ (Camellia variety – white)

pb        Camellia oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ (Camellia variety – white)

pb        Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pf         Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Camellia ‘Winter’s Snowman’ (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pb        Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – 1 plant)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

 

 Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

 

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #35

 December 9, 2020

38F, cloud-covered, few flurries

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

.

Check these out:

  • Camellias on display: The white camellias (Camellia varieties) are still blooming — single and double, small and large — on the upper side of the Museum Store.  What a show of blossoms!
  • Pretend it’s spring:
    • Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia) blossoms have appeared on the bushes at the upper edge of the parking lot and on the bushes at the field edge of Azalea Woods.
    • The autumn rosebud cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’) is in full bloom along Garden Lane. It is spectacular this week!
    • Enchanted Woods has a cluster of giant snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) in full bloom near the Frog Fountain and a pink azalea (Rhododendron variety) in bloom near the Turtle Bridge.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries – in forsythia bushes at edge of parking lot)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of field)

fbb       Rhododendron hybrid Winterthur Dexter #11 (Tree rhododendron – cherry red – 2 buds opening)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pf         Galanthus ‘Potter’s Prelude’ (Snowdrop variety – white – 1 flower)

ber       Ilex variety (Holly – yellow berries)

b          Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

fbb       Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ (Andromeda cultivar – dark pink buds)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

ber       Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold viburnum – red berries)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

fb         Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (Autumn rosebud cherry – pale pink to white)

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

b          Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – 1 plant)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

pf         Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white)

fbb       Syringa ‘Primrose’ (Lilac variety – white – few buds)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries – few left)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white – at Frog Fountain)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

b          Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILL-East Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

OAK HILL-West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

b          Forsythia ‘Winterthur’ (Forsythia variety – yellow)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

b          Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Willow wood viburnum – off-white)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pf         Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Camellia ‘Northern Exposure’ (Camellia variety – white)

pb        Camellia oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ (Camellia variety – white)

pb        Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pf         Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Camellia ‘Winter’s Snowman’ (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pb        Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – 1 plant)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

 

 Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

 

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #34

 December 2, 2020

43F, cloud-covered

 

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

.

Check these out:

  • Camellias on display: The white camellias (Camellia varieties) are still blooming — single and double, small and large — on the upper side of the Museum Store.  What a show of blossoms!
  • Pretend it’s spring:
    • Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia) blossoms have appeared on the bushes at the upper edge of the parking lot and on the bushes at the field edge of Azalea Woods.
    • The autumn rosebud cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’) is in full bloom along Garden Lane. It is spectacular this week!
    • The white lilac (Syringa ‘Primrose’) at the end of the Sundial Garden along Garden Lane is blooming with scents of spring.
    • Enchanted Woods has a cluster of giant snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) in full bloom near the Frog Fountain and a pink azalea (Rhododendron variety) in bloom near the Turtle Bridge.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries – in forsythia bushes at edge of parking lot)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of field)

fbb       Rhododendron hybrid Winterthur Dexter #11 (Tree rhododendron – cherry red – 2 buds opening)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

b          Galanthus ‘Potter’s Prelude’ (Snowdrop variety – white – 1 flower)

fbb       Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter jasmine – yellow)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink – 1 flower)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

ber       Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold viburnum – red berries)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

fb         Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (Autumn rosebud cherry – pale pink to white)

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

b          Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – 1 plant)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

b          Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white)

b          Syringa ‘Primrose’ (Lilac variety – white)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries – few left)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white – at Frog Fountain)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

b          Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILL

East Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

OAK HILL

West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

b          Forsythia ‘Winterthur’ (Forsythia variety – yellow)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

b          Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Willow wood viburnum – off-white)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pf         Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Camellia ‘Northern Exposure’ (Camellia variety – white)

pb        Camellia oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ (Camellia variety – white)

pf         Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pf         Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Camellia ‘Winter’s Snowman’ (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries – few left)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

pb        Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pb        Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – 1 plant)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

 

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #33

 November 25, 2020

54F, sunny

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

.

Check these out:

 

  • Camellias on display: The white camellias (Camellia varieties) are still blooming — single and double, small and large — on the upper side of the Museum Store.  What a show of blossoms!
  • Pretend it’s spring:
    • Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia) blossoms have appeared on the bushes at the upper edge of the parking lot and on the bushes at the field edge of Azalea Woods.
    • The autumn rosebud cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’) is in full bloom along Garden Lane.
    • The white lilac (Syringa ‘Primrose’) at the end of the Sundial Garden along Garden Lane is blooming with scents of spring.
    • Enchanted Woods has a cluster of giant snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) in full bloom near the Frog Fountain and a pink azalea (Rhododendron variety) in bloom near the Turtle Bridge.

 

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries – in forsythia bushes at edge of parking lot)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at upper edge of parking lot)

pb        Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

 

LAGOONS

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow – at edge of field)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

 

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pb        Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – brown)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink – 1 flower)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

 

MARCH BANK

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

ber       Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold viburnum – red berries)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

fb         Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (Autumn rosebud cherry – pale pink to white)

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

 

PINETUM

b          Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson & Gold’ (Flowering quince cultivar – crimson)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round brown seed pods)

b          Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white)

b          Syringa ‘Primrose’ (Lilac variety – white)

fbb       Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

fb         Galanthus elwesii (Giant snowdrop – white- at Frog Fountain)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

b          Rhododendron variety (Azalea – pink – near Turtle Bridge)

 

OAK HILL

East Side

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

OAK HILL

West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

b          Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Willow wood viburnum – off-white)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pf         Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Camellia ‘Northern Exposure’ (Camellia variety – white)

pf         Camellia oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ (Camellia variety – white)

pf         Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

pf         Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’ – behind Museum Store at parking lot wall)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

pb        Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pb        Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – 1 plant)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

 

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #32

 November 18, 2020

44F, sunny

 

+:  Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

.

Check these out:

 

  • Camellias on display: The white camellias (Camellia varieties) are in full bloom — single and double, small and large — on the upper side of the Museum Store.  What a show of blossoms!
  • Sniff this out: The white lilac (Syringa ‘Primrose’) at the end of the Sundial Garden along Garden Lane is blooming with scents of spring.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – under cherry tree at edge of parking area)

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

b          Forsythia x intermedia (Forsythia – yellow)

pf         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round yellow-green to brown seed pods)

pb        Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

LAGOONS

ber       Celastrus sp. (Bittersweet – orange berries)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – brown)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

pb        Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pb        Galanthus ‘Barnes’ (Snowdrop variety – white – 1 flower)

pf         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish to red fuzzy cones with bright red berries)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – brown fuzzy cones with bright red berries)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – pink to tan)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries – few left)

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink – 2 flowers)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – brown)

pb        Tricyrtis varieties (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

 

MARCH BANK

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

ber       Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold viburnum – red berries)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – brown)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

 

GARDEN LANE

fb         Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (Autumn rosebud cherry – pale pink to white)

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

ICEWELL TERRACE

PINETUM

pb        Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

pb        Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink)

pf         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round yellow-green to brown seed pods)

b          Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white)

b          Syringa ‘Primrose’ (Lilac variety – white)

b/fbb    Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’ (Chinese snowball viburnum variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

pb        Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – tan)

 

OAK HILL

East Side

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

pb        Hydrangea involucrata ‘Tama Azisai’ (Bracted hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

OAK HILL

West Side

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

pb        Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

pb        Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pinkish-tan to brown)

pb        Rosa ‘New Dawn’ (Rose variety – pale pink –1 flower)

ber       Rosa ‘Radwin’ (Winner’s Circle rose – orange fruits/rose hips)

pb        Rosa species (Rose – white – around Brick Lookout)

pb        Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum (Doublefile viburnum – white ~ 3 flower clusters)

ber       Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – bright red berries – very few)

fb         Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

fb         Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fb         Camellia ‘Northern Exposure’ (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Camellia oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ (Camellia variety – white)

pf         Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

fb         Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

pb        Heptacodium miconioides (Seven-sons tree – rose sepals – behind Museum Store)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

b          Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’ (Bigleaf hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

pb        Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

pb        Centaurea maculata (Spotted knapweed – purple)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow 3 small plants)

pb        Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish purple)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

 

 Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers