As spring begins to warm, the Gardens are coming alive. Daffodils and crocus are blooming and the Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) are in all their glory. By the end of April the bulb steam will be in full flower with its 35,000 grape hyacinths and 1,500 narcissus. It should be a spectacular sight. The Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) are still in flower and are wonderfully fragrant.
The Windmill Garden is beginning to come to life and should be looking wonderful by the end of April. Hosta are beginning to emerge as are many of the rest of the herbaceous perennials. Throughout the Gardens, the rhododendrons are slowly emerging from the winter and should be starting to flower by the end of April. This season, we’re replanting a large bed in the Daylily Garden. We will be adding about 35 new varieties of Daylilies and about 15 new species and varieties of herbaceous perennials.
There’s always something blooming at Heritage. Check out Heritage’s Bloom Calendar to see when your favorite flowers, trees and plants are in bloom.