winter blooming plants

Pternopetalum latipinnulatum

Cornering the market for plants which have no market – Pternopetalum

Flowering this week is the little-known Asian member of the carrot (Apiaceae) family, Pternopetalum latipinnulatum. This oddity hails from both China and a single population in Arunachal, India, where it grows on forested slopes between 2,000′ and 7,500′ elevation. The 15″ tall clumps are perfect for gardeners who are really into BIO (botanical interest only)

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Corylopsis pauciflora

Corylopsis – The G.O.A.T

Corylopsis, commonly known as winter hazel, is another great genus of winter-flowering shrubs, first cousins to the better-known witch hazels. Most corylopsis, like the Corylopsis pauciflora pictured below, mature around 12-15′ tall x wide. These amazing plants typically begin to flower for us (zone 7b) in late February with pendulous racemes of buttery-yellow flowers. We

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Adonis 'Chichibu Beni'

Peek-a-boo, Chichibu

After five failed attempts, we finally succeeded in establishing the rare orange-flowered Adonis ‘Chichibu Beni’ in the garden. It was only after we planted this in a newly installed rock garden crevice, that we finally found the right location. This gem is a triploid hybrid between two pheasant-eye species, Adonis multiflora and Adonis ramosa. Our

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winter garden structure

Woody Winter Wonderland

We’re rapidly approaching our Winter Open Garden and Nursery, from February 23-25 and March 1-3, 9am-5pm each day. Here’s a current image of one section of the woodland garden showcasing what’s possible, even during the winter months. So many shade gardens simply aren’t very interesting in the winter, usually due to the lack of botanical

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