Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
April 2017

New arrivals for April 2017: The rhodis and azaleas came early again this year. Of particular note is Marshall’s azalea occidentalis, ascribed to one of the garden founders. The Japanese maples are already leafed out and the Maderense geraniums are surrounding the ‘Hercules’ lilies. The white wisteria is covering the barn, the homeria provides a surprise on the upper path, and the red cones of the spruce are particularly pretty.

The garden is blooming: abutilon, ajuga, allium, anigozanthos (“kangaroo paws”), aquilegia, azalea, banksia, berberis, bergenia, bidens, billbergia, boronia, broom (red), brugmansia, buddleia, buttercup, callas, camellias, ceanothus, cercis (“redbud”), cestrum, chasmanthe, flowering cherry, chionanthus retusus (“Chinese fringe tree”), choisya, cistus, clematis, clianthus (“lobster claw”), columbine, callistemon (“pink bottlebrush”), correa, daffodils, davidia involucrata (“dove tree”), dichroa, echium, edgeworthia, epimedium, erica, euphorbia, fremontodendron, fuchsia, geraniums (maderense and maculatum), geum, grevillea, halesia (“silver bells”), helianthemum, hellebores, homeria, iris (Pacific and Japanese), justicia rizzinii (“Brazilian fuchsia”), kerria, knifophia, lamprocapnos (“bleeding heart”), ‘Hercules’ lilies, leptospermum (“tea tree”), leucadendron, libertia, lilac, lonicera trifoliate, loropetalum (“Chinese fringe flower”), lunaria (“money plantr”), lupin, magnolias, marsh marigolds, mathiasella, melaleuca, melianthus, omphalodes, tree peony, phlomis, pieris, polemonium (“Jacob’s ladder”), quince, rhododendrons, rhodotypos, rose ‘Lady Banksia’, rosemary, salvia, sarcococca, scilla, seemanii (“climbing hydrangeas”), senecio, stachyurus, symphytum (“comfrey”), teucrium, tulips, verbena, viburnum, weigela, westringia, wisteria.

white wisteria at Western Hills Garden
 
homeria at Western Hills Garden
Marshall's azalea at Western Hills Garden
 
maple at Western Hills Garden

Clockwise from top left: Marshall’s azalea, white wisteria, homeria, maple

Western Hills Garden, 16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465