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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

Week of July 22, 2021

In the middle of the summer, there are lots of blooms to enjoy in the garden. I hope you have time to stop and enjoy the flowers in your yard, community, or at a local garden or park!

See the caption of the photos for information on these plants and where to find them.


Leadwort, or dwarf plumbago, is a low-growing perennial. It has blue flowers throughout the summer and the foliage turns a reddish color during fall. See this plant at the Demonstration Garden.

Pineapply lily

Pineapple lily is an interesting plant that gives a tropical feel to the garden. See it blooming at the Demonstration Garden.

Virginia sweetspire

This Virginia sweetspire at the Arboretum is covered in pollinators of all sorts! Virginia sweetspire is a suckering, native shrub.

Black eyed Susan

Black eyed Susan is an easy-to-grow perennial. You can see it at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden.


Echinacea is typically purple, but there are many cultivars available in different colors, like the white flower in the background of this photo. You can see Echinacea at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden.


Zinnia comes in a variety of colors and is easy to grow from seed. Zinnia is flowering at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden.

For more photos:

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