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 8, 2018
Rose-of-Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, several locations
Franklin tree, Franklinia altamaha, Fir Ave.
Japanese anemone, Anemone hupehensis, @Sphinx
Jackman clematis, Clematis xjackmanii, Admin. bldg.
Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum sp., Mayflower Path
New Guinea impatiens, Impatiens hawkeri, several locations
Bluebeard, Caryopteris x clandonensis, Story Rd.
Sedum, Sedum ‘Firecracker’, Admin. bldg.
Panicle hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata, many locations
Russian sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Asa Gray Garden
Balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus, Asa Gray garden
Prairie coneflower, Ratibida pinnata, Asa Gray garden
Mountain fleeceflower, Persicaria amplexicaulis, Asa Gray garden
Aster, Aster ‘Raydon’s Favorite’, Asa Gray garden
Fleeceflower, Persicaria affinis, several locations
Cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis, Willow Pond
Creeping lilyturf, Liriope spicata, several locations
Phlox, Phlox sp., several locations
Oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia, several locations
‘The Fairy’ rose, Rosa ‘The Fairy’, @ Sphinx
Rose, Rosa sp., several locations
Goldenrod, Solidago sp., Mountain Ave.
Hyssopleaf thoroughwort, Eupatorium hyssopifolium, Mountain Ave.
Aster, Aster sp. Mountain Ave.
Branched coneflower, Rudbeckia triloba, Mountain Ave.
Hawkweed, Hieracium caespitosum, Mountain Ave.
Hosta, Hosta sp., several locations
Pink flower indigo, Indigofera amblyantha, Linden Path
Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla sp., several locations
Canna lily, Canna sp., Fountain Ave.
Seven-son-flower, Heptacodium miconioides, several locations
Bugbane, Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’, Spruce Knoll
Swamp rose mallow, Hibiscus sp., Azalea Path
Meadow sage, Salvia nemerosa ‘Blue Hill’, Azalea Path
PincushionFlower, Scabiosa columbaria Azalea Path
Butterfly bush, Buddleia ‘Nanho Purple’, Azalea Path
Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, Azalea Path
Catmint, Nepeta ‘Blue Wonder’, Azalea Path
Aster, Eurybia divaricata, Azalea Path
Threadleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’, Azalea Path
Bee blossom, Gaura lindheimeri, Flagpole
‘Knockout’ rose, Rosa ’Radrazz’, Spelman Rd.
Pickerel weed, Pontederia cordata, Willow Pond
Bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, Almy Rd.
Geranium, Geranium sp. several locations
False sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides, Greenhouse garden
Snapdragon, Antirrhinum sp., Greenhouse garden
Common thyme, Thymus vulgaris, Greenhouse garden
Zinnea, Zinnea sp., Greenhouse garden
Lysianthus, Eustoma sp., Greenhouse garden
Anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculum, Greenhouse garden
Delphinium, Delphinium sp., Greenhouse garden
Speedwell, Veronica spicata Greenhouse garden
Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, Greenhouse garden
Verbena, Verbena sp., Greenhouse garden
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus, Greenhouse garden
Sunflower, Helianthus sp., Greenhouse garden
Ageratum, Ageratum sp., Greenhouse garden
Globe amaranth, Gomphrena sp., Greenhouse garden
Strawflower, Helichrysum bracteatum, Greenhouse garden
Marigold, Tagetes sp., Several locations
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.