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What’s in Bloom?

What’s in bloom in Forsyth County? See the images for a snapshot of what’s blooming in our area right now.

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

Please see the captions for the location of each plant.

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

Week of July 9

The weather is heating up in the gardens. Get out in the early morning or evening to enjoy the flowers that are blooming now.


Yarrow is blooming at the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park. We are nearing the end of the bloom period for this plant.

Beautyberry flowers

American beautyberry is widely known for its purple fruit, which will be produced from these flowers it is producing now. This plant is located at the Arboretum.

Purple coneflower

Purple coneflower is a popular garden flower because of its vibrant color and long bloom time. You can find coneflowers at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden.

Pineapple lily

Pineapple lily is a unique plant that is blooming now at the Demonstration Garden.


Liatris is blooming now at the Demonstration Garden.

Purple heart

Purple heart is blooming now at the Demonstration Garden. There are other varieties of Tradescantia with green leaves and similar flowers.

Photos from previous weeks:

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