Blooms at Mount Auburn
Mount Auburn’s landscape is composed of a diverse array of plants and trees that come into bloom at different times and in different seasons. See both a calendar and a list view of What’s in Bloom below:
What’s in Bloom: Week of October 9, 2017
Franklin tree, Franklinia alatamaha, Fir Ave.
Japanese anemone, Anemone hupehensis, @ Main office
‘The Fairy’ rose, Rosa ‘The Fairy’, @ Sphinx
Panicle hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata, several locations
Fleeceflower, Persicaria affinis, several locations
Rose, Rosa sp., several locations
Goldenrod, Solidago sp., Mountain Ave.
Hyssopleaf thoroughwort, Eupatorium hyssopifolium,
Aster, Aster sp., Mountain Ave.
Hosta, Hosta sp., several locations
Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla sp., Field Rd.
Canna lily, Canna ‘Toucan Yellow, Fountain Ave.
Pink flower indigo, Indigofera amblyantha, Linden Path
Marigold, Tagetes sp., several locations
Bee blossom, Gaura lindheimeri, Flagpole
Meadow sage, Salvia nemerosa ‘Blue Hill’, Azalea Path
Butterfly bush, Buddleia ‘Nanho Purple’, Azalea Path
Aster, Eurybia divaricata, Azalea Path
Sedum, Sedum sp., Azalea Path
Cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis, Willow pond
Pickerel weed, Pontederia cordata, Willow Pond
‘Knockout’ rose, Rosa ’Radrazz’, Spelman Rd.
Geranium, Geranium sp. several locations
Delphinium, Delphinium sp., Greenhouse garden
Dahlia, sp., Greenhouse garden
Orange coneflower, Rudbeckia fulgida, Greenhouse garden
Speedwell, Veronica spicata Greenhouse garden
Verbena, Verbena sp., Greenhouse garden
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus, Greenhouse garden
Star flower, Helichrysum bracteatum, Greenhouse garden
Globe amaranth, Gomphrena sp., Greenhouse garden
Mount Auburn Rap by Maria Lindberg
The squill is a thrill
Chionodoxa really rocks ya
Pansies and crocus bring it all into focus
Spice bush and lilacs delight the senses
Ivy twines around cast iron fences
Vinca hosta azealea silverbell
Escort the traveler on the way to the Dell
Orioles flit from spruce to beech
Hawks fly above with a warning screech
Turtles and bullfrogs and muskrats abound
Owls in their nests make nary a sound
Kingfishers herons and cormorants as well
Robins and phoebes have a story to tell
The Metasequoia of Auburn Lake
A perch for hawks and a migratory break
For warblers in May luring birders far and wide
Wonder and song are the gifts they provide
The American elm and the mighty oak
Guard the eternal sleep of the silent folk
Of Mount Auburn Cemetery
If you see a tree or plant in bloom that is not on this list, please leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.