What’s In Bloom: March

What you could see in March at the Botanical Garden

Azalea and Japanese Maple

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 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

Chinese Fringe Tree, Chionanthus retusus, is doing its traffic stopping show.

Chinese Ground Orchid and Azaleas

Chinese Ground Orchid and Azaleas

Chinese Ground Orchid in the Camellia Garden

Chinese Ground Orchid in the Camellia Garden

Petunias and Snapdragons

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

Poppies and Snapdragons

Violas

Violas

Dyckia in the Cactus and Succulent bed near the Stove House

Dyckia in the Cactus and Succulent bed near the Stove House

Dyckia, a terrestrial bromeliad, blooms in our Cactus and Succulent garden.

Frittilaria

Frittilaria

Fritillaria are also starting to bloom.

Borage in the Kitchen Garden

Borage in the Kitchen Garden

Herbs such as Borage, Dill and Feverfew are also blooming.

Dill in the PLANO Garden

Dill in the PLANO Garden

Feverfew in the Medicinal Garden

Feverfew in the Medicinal Garden

Hidden Ginger in the Tropical 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

Louisiana Iris in the Herbaceous Perennial Garden

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

Iris japonica blooms in the spring.  The arching green leaves make an attractive ground cover all year round.

Louisiana Iris

Louisiana Iris

Louisiana iris bloom throughout the garden.

Louisiana Iris

Louisiana Iris

Louisiana Iris

Louisiana Iris

Pink Jasmine in the Aromatic Garden

Pink Jasmine in the Aromatic Garden

Pink Jasmine, Jasminum polyanthum, is delightfully fragrant.

Martin houses in the Plano Garden

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 ëSilver Chimesí

Narcissus ‘Silver Chimes’ is one of the few narcissus that will naturalize and bloom year after year in our southern garden.

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

There are 11 miles of lagoons in City Park. (Therefore, 22 miles of shoreline.)