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 November 5, 2018
Witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, Dell Path, Linden Path
Japanese anemone, Anemone hupehensis, Admin. bldg.
Jackman clematis, Clematis xjackmanii, Admin. bldg.
Wild bleeding heart, Dicentra exemia, Admin. bldg.
Ladies’-tresses, Spiranthes sp., Beech Ave.
Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum sp., several locations
Tatarian aster, Aster tataricus, Asa Gray garden
Aster, Aster ‘Raydon’s Favorite’, Asa Gray garden
‘The Fairy’ rose, Rosa ‘The Fairy’, @ Sphinx
Rose, Rosa sp., several locations
‘Knockout’ rose, Rosa ’Radrazz’, Spelman Rd.
Snapdragon, Antirrhinum sp., Greenhouse garden
Lysianthus, Eustoma sp., Greenhouse garden
Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus, Greenhouse garden
Strawflower, Helichrysum bracteatum, 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.