GPOD on the Road: VanDusen Botanical Gardens

GPOD on the Road: VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Cherry Ong is taking us to see the early spring flowers in VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, on a superbly sunny spring day.

Now what it is a completely happy bunch of saffron. i believe it may be crocus ancyrensis ‘Golden Bunch’ (Zones 4–8), however I am undecided.

a naturalized planting of light purple saffron and snowdropsMassive mounds of crocuses, largely crocus tommasinianus (Zones 4–8) it appears, are taking up like snowdrops (galanthusZones 3–8) finish.

mass plantings of snowdrops under bare treesLoads of snowdrops are nonetheless in bloom alongside the Rhododendron Backyard Path.

close-up of deep purple crocus flowerscrocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Large’ (Zones 4–8) is thought for its stamina and relative squirrel resistance. It has extra-large, showy flowers and blooms with abandon.

bushes with red and purple foliage next to large conifersCalluna vulgaris ‘Zoe’ (Zones 4–8) is placing on a fireplace present at Heather Backyard. That intense crimson coloration is from the foliage, not the flowers. A yellow-green in the summertime, it turns crimson within the winter months.

close-up of peeling and multicolored bark Stewartia monodelphaStewartia monodelphic (Zones 6–8) has an unimaginable bark. Cherry says she hasn’t forgotten about this tree for the reason that first go to and is all the time searching for it within the backyard.

larger cluster of scattered yellow crocusExtra lovely crocuses spreading and displaying off.

light yellow crocus growing among mossThe moss-covered atmosphere showcases these crocuses superbly and does not must be lower like a garden. This can permit the crocus foliage to mature naturally and retailer power for subsequent yr’s flowering.

bowl of floating hellebore flowersCherry says he got here particularly to see these bowls of floating hellebore (hellebore hybrids, Zones 4 – 9) blooms as a result of she loves hellebores a lot!

view of floating hellebore flowers from aboveSince hellebore flowers hold, displaying them on this method permits you to actually respect all their magnificence and variety.

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