Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
April 2019

April 2019: Spring is late, but the garden is getting ready to bloom. Camellias, Daffodils, Flowering Cherries and Plums, Maples, Magnolias, and Rhododendrons are the stars (new for April are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Acacia, Acers, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Allium, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Azaleas, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis, Bergenia, Calandrinia, Camellias, Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Cistus, Clematis armandii, Coleonema (“Breath of Heaven”), Corylopsis (“Winter Hazel”), Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ (“Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick”), Cunonia capensis (“Butterknife Tree”), Cuphea, Cytisus ‘Lena’, Daffodils, Daphne, Dichroa febrifuga, Echium vulgare, Edgeworthia, Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy”), Epimedium (“Bishop’s Hat”), Erica, Forsythia, Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Ginger, Grevillea, Gunnera, Hardenbergia violacea (‘Happy Wanderer’), Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus, orientalis), Holly, Hydrangeas x seemanii, Justicia rizzinii, Knophoifa ‘Christmas Cheer’, English Laurel, Kerria, Libertia, Lilac, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Lobelia, Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”), Magnolia, Mahonia, Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Manzanita, Melianthus major (“Honey Bush”), Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Muscari (“Grape Hyacinth”), Myosotis (“Forget-me-nots”), Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phlomis, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Pieris, Plectranthus, Flowering Plums, Polygala, Poncirus trifoliata (“Flying Dragon”), Protea, Pseudocydonia sinensis “Chinese quince”), Rhododendron, Ribes, Roses, Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweetbox”), Senecio (petasitis, cristobalensis), Stachyrus praecox (“Early Spiketail”), Symplocarpus foetidus (“Skunk Cabbage”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tradescantia, Tulips, Verbena, Viburnum, and Westringia

Camellias in Bloom

Download a map of the Camellias at Western Hills (2-page, 442K pdf).

Kerria and Omphalodes blooming in the Lower Rock Garden
Kerria and Omphalodes in bloom

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