What’s Bloomin’: Early Fall, 2021

What’s Bloomin’: Early Fall, 2021

Korean Chrysanthemum Dendranthema sawadskii Korean Chrysanthemums are the latest blooming of all chrysanthemums, beginning their show in early autumn and lasting until a killing frost. They come in a wide variety of colors, from deep reds and magentas to pale yellows,...
What’s Bloomin’: June 2021

What’s Bloomin’: June 2021

Elf Mountain Laurel Kalmia latifolia, commonly called mountain laurel, is a multi-stemmed, broadleaf, evergreen shrub that is native to Eastern North America (New England south to the Florida panhandle). It is found in a variety of habitats, including open rocky...
What’s Bloomin’: May, 2021

What’s Bloomin’: May, 2021

Clematis montana “Rubens” What a treat to see this draping wall of flowers in the spring. Hanging from the White Oak at the center of the main lawn of the Rhododendron Garden, it has undoubtedly played a prominent role in many family portraits. It’s...
What’s Bloomin’: April, 2021

What’s Bloomin’: April, 2021

Dinosaur Food Gunnera Visit the boggy-area near Rock Creek to see this LARGE-leafed, water-loving plant, looking like something out of the Jurassic. This is a good one for families with young kids. The leaves on this plant are bigger than some of the kids. A bit...
What’s Bloomin’, March 2021

What’s Bloomin’, March 2021

Snowdrop Galanthus Dainty and bright, cloaked in white, these blooms herald in the spring. Come and see them, welcome the warmth and cheer they bring. They appear throughout the Rhododendron Garden. See how many you can find! Contributed by Denise...
What’s Bloomin? – Sweetbox Sarcococca

What’s Bloomin? – Sweetbox Sarcococca

Not too many shrubs reach their peak in the middle of winter, but this glossy-leafed evergreen does just that, located throughout the garden. Tiny white flowers offer a sweet vanilla scent. Denise Rubenstein posts What’s Bloomin’ at the Rhododendron Garden...