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 July 16, 2018
Silk tree, Albizia julibrissin, Fountain Ave.
Sourwood, Oxydendrum arboretum, Spruce Ave.
Goldenrain tree, Koelreuteria paniculata, several locations
Bottlebrush buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, Fountain Ave.
Chinese beautyberry, Callicarpa dichotoma, Asa Gray Garden
Balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus, several locations
Japanese spiraea, Spiraea japonica, several locations
Smooth hydrangea, Hydrangea arborescans, Chestnut Ave.
Oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia, many locations
Bigleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, several locations
Japanese stewartia, Stewartia pseudocamellia, Mountain Ave.
Fountain grass, Pennisetum ‘Karly Rose’, Flagpole
Bee blossom, Gaura lindheimeri, Flagpole
‘The Fairy’ rose, Rosa ‘The Fairy’, @ Sphinx
Catalpa, Catalpa xerubescans, Weigela Path
False aster, Boltonia asteroides, Greenhouse garden
Sea-holly, Eryngium amethystinum, Greenhouse garden
Love-in-a-mist, Nigella damascana sp., Greenhouse garden
False sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides, Greenhouse garden
Gerbera daisy, Gerbera sp., Greenhouse garden
Snapdragon, Antirrhium sp., Greenhouse garden
Goldenrod, Solidago sp. Mountain Ave.
Astilbe, Astilbe sp., several locations
Jackman clematis, Clematis xjackmanii, Admin. bldg.
‘Knockout’ rose, Rosa ’Radrazz’, Spelman Rd.
Rose, Rosa sp., many locations
Leadplant, Amorpha canescens, Mountain Ave.
Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, Mountain Ave.
Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, Mountain Ave.
Lanceleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata, Mountain Ave.
Daisy fleabane, Erigeron annuus, Mountain Ave.
Yellow hawkweed, Hieracium caespitosum, Mountain Ave.
Bladder campion, Silene vulgaris, Mountain Ave.
Bellflower, Campanula persicifolia, Yew Ave.
Rose-of-Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus, Sparrow Path
Golden St. Johnswort, Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’ Laurel Ave.
Sweet bay magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, several locations
Gayfeather, Liatris spicata, several locations
Staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina, Spruce Ave.
Heather, Calluna vulgaris, Garden Ave.
Catmint, Nepeta xfaasenii, Garden Ave.
Sedum, Sedum sp., Garden Ave.
Bugbane, Actaea racemosa, Dell Path
Chinese chestnut, Castanea mollissima, Gladiolus Path
Lance-leaved loosestrife, Lysimachia hybrida, Dell Path
Petunia, Petunia sp., Lawn Ave.
Canna lily, Canna sp., Fountain Ave.
Pink-flower indigo, Indigofera amblyantha, Linden Path
Meadow sage, Salvia nemerosa ‘Blue Hill’, Azalea Path
Pincushion Flower, Scabiosa columbaria Azalea Path
Threadleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’, Azalea Path
Goat’s beard, Aruncus dioicus, Spruce Knoll
Water lily, Nymphaeaa odorata, Willow Pond, Auburn Lake
Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata, Auburn Lake, Willow Pond
Fleeceflower Persicaria affinis, Birch Gardens
Hosta Hosta sp., several locations
Sweet shrub, Calycanthus sp. several locations
Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa, several locations
Kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa, several locations
Goldenstar, Chrysogonum virginianum, Garden Ave.
Gaillardia, Gaillardia sp., Ash Ave.
Spotted dead nettle, Lamium ‘White Nancy’, Fountain Ave.
Begonia, Begonia sp., several locations
Daylily, Hemerocallis ‘Stella d’Oro’, Story Rd.
Beebalm, Monarda sp., Story Rd.
Yarrow, Achillea sp., Story Rd.
Lamb’s ears, Stachys byzantina, Story Rd.
Rhododendron, Rhododendron sp. several locations
Impatiens, Impatiens sp., Fountain Ave.
Creeping myrtle, Vinca minor, 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 email@example.com.
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in…
We do not know what Joni Mitchell was thinking when she penned these words in 1970. Although, as with much fine artistry, there are multitudinous interpretations unknown to the artist. Herein with Baptisia australis, blue false indigo we focus on the flower color and the plant’s reliable capacity to fill in an empty space. Native from New York/Pennsylvania south to Texas and Georgia, this three-to-four-foot high and wide perennial, develops into a small shrub-like mass. Its alternate, leaves are palmately compound with three 1 ½ to 3-inch leaflets, developing into a bluish-green color. The flowers occur in late May – early June on long terminal racemes. Each flower is about 1-inch long, indigo-blue, although color ranges also to pale lavender or dark violet. (more…)
Hazel Path, which traverses the steep, east-facing slope just below Washington Tower, is now being transformed into a “woodland sanctuary” that connects the Consecration Dell woodland to the wildflower meadow surrounding the Tower. This exciting project continues our efforts to develop new burial space in a way that preserves and enhances our historic landscape.
The project breaks ground this June with plantings scheduled for early spring of 2019. (more…)
Floral tributes and decorations will be removed starting on Monday, June 11 for Grounds Maintenance Operations.