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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 September 17

Cooler temperatures are arriving in our area. We are still enjoying the summer annuals while they last. These plants will slow their growth in cooler weather and eventually die when we have a killing frost. A lot of fall-blooming plants are putting on a show in our gardens. We are seeing monarch butterflies visiting some of our flowers, which is very exciting!


Annual vinca is still blooming at the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden. This annual plant often returns to your garden from seeds.


Daylily is blooming at the Demonstration Garden. This is an easy-to-care for perennial plant. A variety of colors are available.

False shamrock

False shamrock is often grown as a houseplant. Some varieties have a purple leaf color. This variety with green leaves is blooming now at the Arboretum. This plant will survive in the landscape as a perennial in part shade or a sunny spot.

Goldenrod with monarch

We caught a monarch visiting this goldenrod plant in the Demonstration Garden! We also have this plant at the Arboretum. The yellow flowers of goldenrod are shining bright in both locations.


This variety of goldenrod is low-growing. It is a native plant. Some varieties can spread rather aggressively through rhizomes and seeds.

Toad lily

Toad lily is just beginning to bloom at both the Demonstration Garden and Arboretum. Flowers vary in colors, including white, pinks, and purples. This plant does well in a shady spot.

Photos from previous weeks:

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