April Color

I neglected to post a Friday blog although I had downloaded all of these photos for that purpose!  Nice shot above of ‘Golden Lotus’ hellebore (Helleborus) looking good in the woodland walk garden.  Friday was another very productive day with plenty of activity.  Larry H., Janice and myself had a wide range of duties and our volunteers included Kathy P., Eva, Steve, Ron P., Phil G., Richard G., Terri N., Maury and many others.

Winter Jewels® Peppermint Ice hellebore (Helleborus sp.) – perennial (above and below)


Ivory Prince hellebore (Helleborus x hybridus ‘Walhelivor’) – perennial

‘Mango Magic’ hellebore (Helleborus sp.) – perennial

the photo above is from Thursday showing (left to right), Liz, Kathy and Eva all planting caladiums

‘Designer Genes’ plantain lily (Hosta) emerging – perennial

emerging ‘Jack Frost’ false forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla) – perennial

broad-leaved grape hyacinth (Muscari latifolium) – perennial

many of our bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) have filled out nicely – perennial

blooms of the Snow Fountains® weeping cherry (Prunus x ‘Snowfozam’) – woody tree

nice fragrance from this white garden hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)

interesting early flower (ground level) of wild ginger (Asarum canadense) – perennial

Neat shot above of the south entrance to the Japanese garden.  As you go through that entrance, the moss garden below can be seen to the left.  We’ll be incorporating more moss in to the Japanese garden this year and many other improvements are planned for this garden space which continues to look beautiful.  As the first garden initiated back in 1989 at the inception of RBG, it’s important to give this garden (and all spaces!) a “tune up” when necessary.