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Cephalanthus about to bloom in our greenhouse. Also known as button bush, this native plant loves wet soils. #gardening #flowers

Cephalanthus about to bloom in our greenhouse. Also known as button bush, this native plant loves wet soils. #gardening #flowers

Going #nofilter on this Home Run Pink rose so you can see what a screaming beacon of color it is. Wowza! #flowers #rosechat #pink

Going #nofilter on this Home Run Pink rose so you can see what a screaming beacon of color it is. Wowza! #flowers #rosechat #pink

Yes, it’s been a harsh winter. 
Things are FINALLY starting to leaf out - but if you aren’t seeing signs of life on rose of Sharon and weigela yet, don’t worry. That’s normal, and these are the two latest-to-leaf out of all popular landscape plants.

Yes, it’s been a harsh winter. 

Things are FINALLY starting to leaf out - but if you aren’t seeing signs of life on rose of Sharon and weigela yet, don’t worry. That’s normal, and these are the two latest-to-leaf out of all popular landscape plants.

Double Take ‘Orange Storm’ flowering quince.Developed in North Carolina by Dr. Tom Ranney, this thornless double flowering quince turns spring’s coy reputation on its ear.
Looking for edible quince? Look elsewhere: not only does the Double Take series produce little fruit, the culinary quince is actually a totally different species, Cydonia oblonga. And it’s a small tree, not a shrub like Chaenomeles, above.

Double Take ‘Orange Storm’ flowering quince.Developed in North Carolina by Dr. Tom Ranney, this thornless double flowering quince turns spring’s coy reputation on its ear.

Looking for edible quince? Look elsewhere: not only does the Double Take series produce little fruit, the culinary quince is actually a totally different species, Cydonia oblonga. And it’s a small tree, not a shrub like Chaenomeles, above.

April is National Safe Digging Month. Before you do any major yard work, call 811 to have your utilities marked for free. 

April is National Safe Digging Month. Before you do any major yard work, call 811 to have your utilities marked for free. 

Need a quick and easy floral fix? Cut branches of forsythia (or other spring bloomers, like witch hazel, flowering quince, or flowering cherry), bring them indoors, and place them in water. They’ll come into bloom in 2-4 weeks - more than you can say for leaving them outdoors, at least in our neck of the woods!

Need a quick and easy floral fix? Cut branches of forsythia (or other spring bloomers, like witch hazel, flowering quince, or flowering cherry), bring them indoors, and place them in water. They’ll come into bloom in 2-4 weeks - more than you can say for leaving them outdoors, at least in our neck of the woods!

Don’t mind us…we’re just pretending it’s summer. At least until we look out the window.
Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea and Banana Cream Shasta daisy

Don’t mind us…we’re just pretending it’s summer. At least until we look out the window.

Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea and Banana Cream Shasta daisy

Lemon Lace elderberry - coming to garden centers, spring 2015.
As a variety of Sambucus racemosa, Lemon Lace is smaller than Black Lace elderberry; it also has inedible red fruit.

Lemon Lace elderberry - coming to garden centers, spring 2015.

As a variety of Sambucus racemosa, Lemon Lace is smaller than Black Lace elderberry; it also has inedible red fruit.

Meet Bob Head of Seneca, South Carolina. He’s the man behind Bloom-A-Thon reblooming azaleas, and he’s been breeding rhododendrons and azaleas since he was 15 years old.

Meet Bob Head of Seneca, South Carolina. He’s the man behind Bloom-A-Thon reblooming azaleas, and he’s been breeding rhododendrons and azaleas since he was 15 years old.

So this looks like it is going to be awesome…help spread the word, garden folks of Tumblr!
communityofgardens:

Does your garden have a story? 
Community of Gardens is a digital archive created by Smithsonian Gardens in connection with the Archives of American Gardens to preserve America’s garden heritage.  Gardens often go undocumented and are subsequently underrepresented in the historical record. Your participation in this project will contribute to the preservation of garden history in the United States and allow historians and the general public to gain insight into the role of gardens in everyday American life.
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So this looks like it is going to be awesome…help spread the word, garden folks of Tumblr!

communityofgardens:

Does your garden have a story? 

Community of Gardens is a digital archive created by Smithsonian Gardens in connection with the Archives of American Gardens to preserve America’s garden heritage.  Gardens often go undocumented and are subsequently underrepresented in the historical record. Your participation in this project will contribute to the preservation of garden history in the United States and allow historians and the general public to gain insight into the role of gardens in everyday American life.

Launching soon!