In between snow storms it seems like something else decides to wake up from its winter rest and show it's spring color.
Reticulated Iris Iris reticulata
Pussy Willow Salix caprea
Ok folks the first daffodil out of approximately 150,000 daffodils officially opened today at Red Butte Garden! How exciting is that?
Daffodil Narcissus sp.
Along with our 150,000 daffodils throughout the garden, we also have approximately 50,000 other spring blooming flowers. Come visit often to make sure you don't miss a single one.
Today the Winter Jasmine in the Medicinal Garden has officially started to flower. Below is the first open flower of the season. There will be many more to follow.
Winter Jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum
When you're looking at our new Cyclamen on the Floral Walk, don't overlook the Snowdrops.
If you've visited Red Butte this month you have probably noticed that spring is trying to push winter away......
We have a new addition to our early spring bloomers this year at Red Butte. Located under the Russian Olive trees in the Mediterrainean area of the Floral Walk there are Hardy Cyclamens blooming their little hearts out.
Hardy Cyclamen Cyclamen coum
Just because it's winter doesn't mean there isn't plenty of color for you to come see at the gardens.
We begin our tour with some outstanding specimens in the Visitor Center. At the top of the stairs your eyes should immediately be drawn to our tallest plant, our Screw Pine.
Common Screw Pine Pandanus utilis
We recieved this beautiful plant as part of our prehistoric display in 2006 and it has become a permanent part of our Vistor Center indoor display.
It's about time I posted something on our What's Blooming Blog. Thanks to a lot of prodding by our Greenhouse Assistant and for the excellent photos.
On your next visit to the garden....which should be VERY SOON....stop by the Orangerie and see the beautiful Amaryllis display arranged by Scott Mower.
Giant Club Cactus (Cereus repandus)
VERY EXCITING NEWS!!! Our Giant Club Cactus is blooming in the Visitor Center. The flower will be open today, and today only.
Come see it before it closes. You'll be impressed with how large and beautiful it is.
Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)
Pinus edulis is one of 20 species of pine tree that delicious pine nuts are harvested from. The seeds are very important to wildlife and are eaten by many insects, mammals and birds.
In its native plant community, it grows very slowly, and trees witha trunk diameter of 6 to 8 inches can be well over 100 years old.
Shimmering Primrose (Oenothera fremontii 'Shimmer')
Bright, lemon-yellow, crepe paper-like blooms cover the mounding silver-green foliage from mid summer into fall.