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 August 6, 2018
Japanese Pagodatree, Styphnolobium japonicum, several locations
Harlequin glorybower, Clerodendron tricotomum, Fountain Ave.
Rose-of-Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, several locations
Chinese silk tree, Albizia julibrissin, Fountain Ave.
Trumpetcreeper, Campsis radicans, Chestnut Ave.
Summersweet, Clethra alnifolia, many locations
Orange coneflower, Rudbeckia fulgida, Rosebay Ave.
Panicle hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata, several locations
Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum, several locations
Russian sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Hyacinth Path
Fleeceflower, Persicaria affinis, Birch Garden
Balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus, Cypress Ave.
Bugbane, Cimicifuga racemosa, several locations
Phlox, Phlox sp., several locations
Evodia, Tetradium daniellii, Cedar Ave.
Corkwood, Poliothyrsis sinensis, Daphne Path
Heather, Calluna vulgaris, Garden Ave.
Oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia, several locations
‘The Fairy’ rose, Rosa ‘The Fairy’, @ Sphinx
Rose, Rosa sp., several locations
Azalea, Rhododendron sp., Bluejay Path
Bee blossom, Gaura lindheimeri, Meadow Rd.
Goldenrod, Solidago sp., Mountain Ave.
Spotted mint, Monarda punctata, Mountain Ave.
Nodding onion, Allium cernuum Mountain Ave.
Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, Mountain Ave.
Bee balm, Monarda fistulosa, Mountain Ave.
Branched coneflower, Rudbeckia triloba, Mountain Ave.
Lanceleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata, Mountain Ave.
Water lily, Nymphaea odorata, Auburn Lake
Hosta, Hosta sp., several locations
Daylily, Hemerocallis sp., several locations
Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla sp., several locations
Meadow sage, Salvia nemerosa ‘Blue Hill’, Azalea Path
Pincushion Flower, Scabiosa columbaria Azalea Path
Butterfly bush, Buddleia ‘Nanho Purple’, Azalea Path
Joe-pye-weed, Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’, Azalea Path
Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, Azalea Path
Obedient plant, Physostegia virginiana, Azalea Path
Mum, Chrysanthemum x rubellum ‘Clara Curtis’, Azalea Path
New York ironweed, Vernonia noveboracensis, Azalea Path
Threadleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’, Azalea Path
‘Knockout’ rose, Rosa ’Radrazz’, Spelman Rd.
Astilbe, Astilbe, sp., several locations
Bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, Almy Rd.
Geranium, Geranium sp. several locations
False sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides, Greenhouse garden
Delphinium, Delphinium sp., Greenhouse garden
Snapdragon, Antirrhinum sp., Greenhouse garden
Common thyme, Thymus vulgaris, Greenhouse garden
Coneflower, Echinacea sp., Greenhouse garden
Love-in-a-mist, Nigella damascena, Greenhouse garden
Anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculum, Greenhouse garden
False aster, Boltonia asteroides, Greenhouse garden
Speedwell, Veronica spicata Greenhouse garden
Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, Greenhouse garden
German statice, Limonium latifolium, Greenhouse garden
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus, Greenhouse garden
Gayfeather, Liatris spicata, Greenhouse garden
Spider flower, Cleome ‘Higro Pink’, Greenhouse garden
Sea holly, Eryngium alpinum, Greenhouse garden
Globe amaranth, Gomphrena sp., Greenhouse garden
Starflower, Helichrysum bracteatum, Greenhouse garden
Poppy, Papaver sonniferum, Greenhouse garden
Mountain bluet, Centaurea Montana, Greenhouse garden
Globe thistle, Echinops sp., Greenhouse garden
Baby’s breath, Gypsophelia paniculata, Greenhouse garden
Marigold, Tagetes sp., several locations
Pink-flower indigo, Indigofera amblyantha, Linden Path
Carolina allspice, Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’, Beech Ave.
Carolina allspice, Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Venus’, Beech Ave.
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 email@example.com.