What’s In Bloom: May

What you could see in May at the Botanical Garden

May is a transitional time when spring turns to summer.  The cool weather bedding plants are finished and have been replaced with heat loving annuals;  perennials, shrubs and bushes are blooming all over the garden.  

Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus africanus

Bulbs, lilies and iris are blooming. Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus africanus,  Oriental Lily, Lilium ‘Triumphator’, Blood Lily, Scadoxus multiflorus, Society Garlic, Tulbaghia violacea, many crinum, Crinum x ‘Hannibal’s Dwarf’ and Crinum ‘White Queen’, Walking Iris, Neomarica gracilis.  You might even see the rare bloom of the Voodoo Lily, Amorphophallus bulbifer.

Crinum ëWhite Queení

Crinum ëWhite Queení

Walking Iris, Neomarica gracilis

Walking Iris, Neomarica gracilis

Scadoxus multiflorus

Scadoxus multiflorus

Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea

Voodoo Lily, Amorphophallus bulbifer

Voodoo Lily, Amorphophallus bulbifer

Blue Butterfly Bush, Rotheca myricoides

Blue Butterfly Bush, Rotheca myricoides

The Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens are full of color.  Coreopsis lanceolata, Blue Butterfly Bush, Rotheca myricoides, Firecracker Bush, Cuphea ignea, Starfire Cuphea, Cuphea lanceolata ‘Starfire’, Fountain Bush, Russelia equisetifolia.

Grey Hairstreak in the Butterfly Garden

Grey Hairstreak in the Butterfly Garden

Russelia equisetifolia in the Hummingbirdgarden

Russelia equisetifolia in the Hummingbirdgarden

Cuphea ignea in the Hummingbird Garden

Cuphea ignea in the Hummingbird Garden

Desert Rose

Desert Rose

Good things continue happening in our Cactus and Succulents Garden.

Dasylirion wheeleri

Dasylirion wheeleri

The Cactus Garden

The Cactus Garden

Carolyn Whorton Caladiums

Carolyn Whorton Caladiums

Caladiums have just emerged and are adding color to shady areas.

Gingerland Caladiums

Gingerland Caladiums

Gompherena Fireworks

Gompherena Fireworks

Crinum x ëHannibalís Dwarfí

Crinum x ëHannibalís Dwarfí

Ginger Costus barbatos

Ginger Costus barbatos

Gingers are coming out of dormancy; Asian Crocus, Kaempferia rotunda, blooms appear before the leaves.  After a mild winter other gingers are blooming as well: Shell ginger Alpinia zerumbet, Red Tower Ginger, Costus barbatus.

Ginger Kaempferia rotunda

Ginger Kaempferia rotunda

Ginger Kaempferia rotunda

Ginger Kaempferia rotunda

Shell ginger Alpinia zerumbet

Shell ginger Alpinia zerumbet

Japanese Maple Acer palmatum Emperor One

Japanese Maple Acer palmatum Emperor One

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies in the Lily Pond

Lilies and ducklings in the Lily Pond

Lilies and ducklings in the Lily Pond

Perennial Angel's Trumpet Brugmansia

Perennial Angel's Trumpet Brugmansia

Perennial Bauhunua galpinii

Perennial Bauhunua galpinii

Perennial Cestrum aurantiacum

Perennial Cestrum aurantiacum "Lemon Peel"

Perennial Cuphea starfire

Perennial Cuphea starfire

Perennial Hydrangea

Perennial Hydrangea

Perennial Hydrangea

Perennial Hydrangea

Perennial Indigofera decora

Perennial Indigofera decora

Perennial Salvia black and blue

Perennial Salvia black and blue

Perennial Salvia uliginosa

Perennial Salvia uliginosa

Perennial Scutellaria Purple Fountain

Perennial Scutellaria Purple Fountain

Perennial Stokesia

Perennial Stokesia

Sago with new fronds

Sago with new fronds

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

Locals call the horses on the antique carousel the ìflying horsesî.