Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
May 2019

May 2019: Spring is late, but the garden is finally blooming. Rhododendrons and Iris are the stars, but Maples, Dogwoods, Chinese Fringe Tree, and Spruces are competing for attention (new for May are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Acers, Aesculus, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Allium, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aquilegia (“Columbine”), Arum, Azaleas, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks‘, Berberis, Bergenia, Beschorneria yuccoides (“Red Bells Agave”), Biden, Billbergia, Boronia megastigma ‘Jack Maguire’s Red’, Buttercup, Calandrinia, Callistemon, Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Camassia leichtlinii ‘alba’, Camellias, Campanula, Cantua (“Sacred Flower of the Incas”), Carpenteria californica ‘Sean’s Clone’, Cassia nemophila, Ceanothus, Cercis (“Redbud”), Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe, Flowering Cherry, Chionanthus retusus (“Chinese Fringe Tree”), Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Choisya, Cistus, Clematis, Clianthus puniceus (“Parrot’s Bill”), Coleonema (“Breath of Heaven”), Cornus (“Dogwood”), Cornus florida ‘Urbiniana’, Corokia, Corydalis, Corylopsis (“Winter Hazel”), Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ (“Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick”), Cotinus (“Smokebush”), Cunonia capensis (“Butterknife Tree”), Cuphea, Cytisus ‘Lena’, Daffodils, Daphne, Davidia involucrata (“Dove Tree”), Deutzia (‘Magnifica’, ‘Magicien’), Dichroa febrifuga, Dierama (“Fairy Fishing Wand”), Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Echium (“Pride of Madeira”, “Crown of Jewels”, pininana, vulgare), Edgeworthia, Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy”), Epimedium (“Bishop’s Hat”), Erica, Fremontodendron californicum (“Flannel Bush”), Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon, Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Ginger, Grevillea, Gunnera, Halesia monticola (“Silver Bells”), Hardenbergia violacea (‘Happy Wanderer’), Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus, orientalis), Heuchera, Holly, Homeria, Hydrangea x seemanii, Hypericum ‘Rowallane’, Iris (“Bearded”, confusa, ensata, foetidissima, “Louisiana”, “Pacific Coast”, sibirica), pseudocorus), Jasmine, Justicia rizzinii, Kniphoifa ‘Christmas Cheer’, Kerria, Kolkwitzia amabilis (“Beauty Bush”), Lamium, English Laurel, Leucojum aestivum (“Summer Snowflake”), Libertia, Lilac, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Linaria, Lobelia, Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower“), Lunaria, Lupin, Lychnis coronaria (“Rose Campion”), Magnolia, Mahonia, Manzanita, Mathiasella, Melaleuca, Melianthus major (“Honey Bush”), Mimulus, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Muscari (“Grape Hyacinth”), Myosotis (“Forget-me-nots”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Omphalodes, Pandorea, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Tree Peony, Persicaria, Philadelphus, Phlomis, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Physocarpus, Pieris, Pittosporum napaulensis (“Golden Fragrance”), Pittosporum x ‘Sappy’, Plectranthus, Flowering Plums, Polygala, Poncirus trifoliata (“Flying Dragon””), Welsh Poppies, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Protea, Pulmonaria, Ranunculus, Rhododendron, Rhodotypos, Ribes, Rosemary, Roses, Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweetbox”), Stachyrus praecox (“Early Spiketail”), Symplocarpus foetidus (“Skunk Cabbage”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes erecta (“Mexican marigold”), Teucrium, Thalictrum, Tiarella, Trachycarpus fortunei (“Chinese Windmill Palm”), Tradescantia, Verbena, Viburnum, Violets, Weigela, Westringia, and Wisteria

Cornus florida ‘urbiana’
Cornus florida ‘Urbiana’

 
Rhododendron occidental
Rhododendron occidental ‘Marshall’s Seedling’

Chinese Fringe Tree
Chinese Fringe Tree

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