Welcome to the Garden
What's Growing On
- Paeonia lactiflora (herbacious peonies) - stunning varieties in the Demonstration Peony Garden located behind the Washio Ishii Bonsai Display
- Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile,’ (Chinese snowball bush) - huge pompoms of white flowers on a large deciduous shrub. Into early May
- Iris x germanica (bearded iris) - clumps bloom in various colors throughout the Garden
- Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag) - lovely and different yellow iris next to the Chinese Snowball
Four Seasons Garden
- Polygonatum oradoratum var. pluriflorum variegatum (variegated Solomon seal) - sprays of variegated foliage with tiny bell-shaped flowers hanging in a long row of tassels
- Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’ - blankets of purple that cover in drifts through the Four Seasons Garden and Annual Gardens
- Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringetree) - a garden favorite with delicate white plumes that dangle from the tree
- Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern) - just emerging from the ground; cinnamon ferns are large with fronds (leaves) growing up to six feet tall and one foot wide
- Paeonia x suffruticosa (Tree Peony) - medium-sized shrub with large ruffled flowers in bronze, deep purple, pink, and white; planted along the shady border at the back of the Annual Garden
Mathews Nature Trail
- Phlox pilosa (downy phlox) - mounded perennial bearing clusters of fragrant, pale to dark pink, or even white, flowers.
- Tiarella cordifolia (foamflower) - wildflower with mounding foliage with spires of white blooms on long stems
- Coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’ (mouse ear coreopsis) - gold daisy-like flowers on soft green foliage resembling mouse ears
- Chamaelirium luteum (fairy wand) - sphere of white flowers at the end of a long stem
- Allium schubertii (tumbleweed garlic) - looks like a lavender fireworks sparkler
Azaleas in the Mathews Nature and Bush Azalea Trails are still blooming and later in May other varieties will begin to bloom.
Dogwood Trees will begin to bloom soon also.
Peonies throughout the Garden are blooming.
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