Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
Blooming in April 2013: The garden has many new arrivals in April.
Especially noteworthy are:
- Caltha platypetala, aka “"Large Leaf Marsh Marigolds”
- Cestrum, a favorite of hummingbirds
- Chaemoneles, aka “flowering quince,” are red, pink and cream
- Corylopsis, aka “winter hazel”—from China
- Forsythia from China and Japan
- Kerria japonica “Chinese Rose”
- Lunaria, aka “Chinese money plant”
- Mathiasella bupleuroides, aka “green dream"
—a unique plant from Mexico only discovered in 1954 that looks like a hellebore
- Melianthus major, aka “giant honey bush"—from South Africa
- Omphalodes cappadocica provides a beautiful blue carpet
- Phlomis, aka “Jerusalem sage”
- Pseudocydonia sinensis, aka “Chinese Quince”
- Pulmonaria, aka “lungworts”
- Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’
- Roldana petasitis syn. Senecio petasitis, aka “California geranium”—a mass of showy yellow flowers from Mexico
The camellias and magnolias are fading, but the flowering cherries, daffodils, and anemone are out. The first rhodies are showing up, and the maples are leafing out.
Clockwise from above left: Paul standing next to Doryanthes palmerii; Kerria; Cestrum; Blue Omphalodes with Buddha.