It has sprung!
Reposted from the Red Butte Garden blog.
The garden is alive with color! The spring bulbs are winding down, but not yet over, so if you need your daffodil fix, you only have a short time to get it. Our lilacs and crabapples are doing their thing now, followed soon after by the wisteria.
This darling dwarf willow has fuzzy gray leaves and can be seen growing in our Four Seasons Garden near the sandstone wall of the courtyard.
White Queen Bishop's Hat
These shade-lovers can be found growing in the Medicinal Garden, but we have other varieties growing along the Floral Walk and in the Rose Garden.
Who said you can't grow citrus in Utah? Bitter Orange is a cold hardy citrus that produces a thick-skinned bitter fruit that is perfect for candy-ing. You can find ours in the Medicinal Garden.
Yankee Doodle Lilac
We've got lilacs all over Red Butte with most growing on the lower Floral Walk, but there are many others scattered throughout the garden. This variety can be found in the Water Conservation Garden.
New Mexico Privet
Not all flowers are showy, but they definitely deserve our appreciation. New Mexico Privet is a Utah native that is extremely water-wise.
Mohawk Burkwood Viburnum
If fragrance is what you crave, you can't beat a Viburnum. They are in full bloom now in the Four Seasons Garden. You can also find them along the Floral Walk and in the Rose Garden.
Last but not least is our native Gambel oak. They are found all along the Wasatch Mountains and spring is the time they release their pollen into the air which gives some of us allergies. The little dangly structures are the pollen-producing flowers.