We usually make our first visit to the Bellevue Botanical Garden in April but this year has been so mild and warm so we did an early March Spring visit.
The day was sunny but still quite chilly. Daffodils were starting to bloom. Lots of hellebores. I wish they hadn’t planted as many of the dark maroon colored varieties. I found them to blend in with the dark soil. It is a good time to see the structure and bones of the garden. We still haven’t been to the ravine bridge – another trip.
Vegetable garden – cages to protect from the rabbits
Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ – we picked up one of these later at Flower World
Edgeworthia chrysantha – this plant is doing so well this year with the milder winter. Every nursery had a plant and several garden cultivars were stunning.
Daphniphyllum teijsmanni – I love the tropical look. This is also hardy potentially to -10! It would be perfect for here in PNW but seems to be very rare in the nursery trade.