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What’s in Bloom?

What’s in bloom in Forsyth County? 

The plants can be viewed in person at these gardens maintained by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, with the assistance of Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers:

  • Forsyth County Demonstration Garden, located at the Forsyth County Agriculture Building, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park, 4200 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, NC 27012

If you want to learn more about one of the plants you see here, check out the NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox at plants.ces.ncsu.edu.

Week of May 6, 2021

May has arrived, along with its flowers! Read the captions for more information on each plant.

Dutchman's pipe

Dutchman’s pipe is a vine with small flowers that are blooming now. This is a larval host plant for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly. This vine grows rapidly and can handle partial shade, unlike many other flowering vines found in the garden.

Dutchman's pipe

Dutchman’s pipe can be seen at the Arboretum. The blooms are small, so look carefully.

Garden peonies.

Herbaceous peonies are now blooming at the Arboretum and Demonstration Gardens. These are a spring garden favorite!

American wisteria

American wisteria is a vine that is blooming now at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden. This species is well-behaved and is a much better choice than its Asian cousin, which is an invasive species here.

American wisteria

American wisteria is blooming at the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden. If you would like to grow wisteria, choose this plant over Asian wisteria species which are invasive.

Iris

Many varieties of iris continue to bloom at the Arboretum and Demonstration Gardens.

Columbine

Columbine is a native plant that grows in the shade and spreads readily by seed. You can see this blooming at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden. When it is not blooming, its foliage is shorter in stature and adds texture to the garden.

For more photos:

Click here for the folder of archived “what’s in bloom” photos.