Azalea and Japanese Maple
Azaleas bloom this month usually towards the end of the month continuing into April, but warm weather can prompt a slightly earlier start.
Coral Honeysuckle and Lantana in the Butterfly Garden
Coral Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens, and purple lantana, Lantana montevidensis, bloom in the butterfly garden. Monarch butterflies are year round residents.
Chinese Fringe Tree
Chinese Fringe Tree, Chionanthus retusus, is doing its traffic stopping show.
Chinese Ground Orchid and Azaleas
Chinese Ground Orchid in the Camellia Garden
Petunias and Snapdragons
The cool weather Color Beds are coming on strong after the winter. We have many beds of flowering annuals that vary from year to year but are always colorful. Poppies, snapdragons, petunias, violas are just a small sample of the flowers in bloom.
Poppies and Snapdragons
Dyckia in the Cactus and Succulent bed near the Stove House
Dyckia, a terrestrial bromeliad, blooms in our Cactus and Succulent garden.
Fritillaria are also starting to bloom.
Borage in the Kitchen Garden
Herbs such as Borage, Dill and Feverfew are also blooming.
Dill in the PLANO Garden
Feverfew in the Medicinal Garden
Hidden Ginger in the Tropical Garden
Hidden Ginger, Curcuma elata, is one of the first gingers to break dormancy. The flowers emerge before the foliage for this species.
Louisiana Iris in the Herbaceous Perennial Garden
Iris japonica blooms in the spring. The arching green leaves make an attractive ground cover all year round.
Louisiana iris bloom throughout the garden.
Pink Jasmine in the Aromatic Garden
Pink Jasmine, Jasminum polyanthum, is delightfully fragrant.
Martin houses in the Plano Garden
Martins scouts arrive in January, nest in February, and by March whole families of the birds are flying over the Garden.
Narcissus ëSilver Chimesí
Narcissus ‘Silver Chimes’ is one of the few narcissus that will naturalize and bloom year after year in our southern garden.