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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 May 21

This week was full of rain! Here are some pictures of the blooms we could capture between raindrops.

Clematis bloom

Clematis is a flowering vine that is in bloom right now at the Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park.

Oakleaf hydrangea

The spring-blooming hydrangeas are beginning to open up this week! This oakleaf hydrangea is growing at the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park. Oakleaf hydrangea has beautiful white panicles of flowers, in addition to its interesting foliage (which gives the plant its name).

Inkberry holly

Hollies are typically grown for their evergreen foliage. If you look closely, several species of hollies, like this inkberry holly at the Arboretum, are blooming right now.

Winterberry holly

Winterberry holly is a deciduous plant, meaning it loses its leaves in winter. These tiny white flowers will lead to berries in the winter on female plants. Note that each winterberry holly plant only has one type of flowers, so you need a male and female plant to get berries.


Sundrops blooming at the Demonstration bring brightness on a rainy day!

Southern magnolia

Southern magnolia is beginning to bloom this spring – look up for these beautiful flowers at the Arboretum.

Photos from previous weeks:

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