Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
May 2014

Blooming in May 2014: The garden is gorgeous, with lots of activity. The rhodies are ending, but ‘Mi Amor’ is still the star along with the late blooming roses and iris. The showy Beschorneria septentrionalis and giant ‘Hercules’ lilies are in full bloom.

Other notables include: abutilon, cestrum, cistus, clematis, cotinus (Smoke Bush), pink-flowering desfontainia (aka Chilean Holly), deutzia, dyckia, biennial blue echium, foxglove, iris, kniphofia (aka Red Hot Poker), sweet-smelling philadelphus, phlomis (Jerusalem sage), white poppies, St. John’s wort, wachendorphia, watsonia, and yucca ‘Color Guard’.

Mi Amor rhododendron at Western Hills Garden
Holden Clough iris at Western Hills Garden
BeschorneriaSeptentrionalis at Western Hills Garden

Above: Beschorneria septentrionalis

Top right: ‘Mi Amor’ rhododendron

Bottom right: ‘Holden Clough’ iris

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