What's in Bloom

Set on twenty-five acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park, Hillwood’s Gardens contain a diverse and fascinating array of plants. Winter is here! The trees have droped their leaves to show the architecture of the branches.

Winter Jasmine ( Jasminum nudiflorum)

Winter Jasmine ( Jasminum nudiflorum) Bright yellow, waxy red in bud flowers that are not fragrant opening in January and into March. 

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Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum)

Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum) Attractive bright red fruit (drupe) in october.

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Orchids

Orchids in the greenhouse at Hillwood

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Flowering kale and cabbage in the cut flower garden at Hillwood.

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Flowering Crabapple (Malus x 'Sugar Tyme') This small  upright oval tree tree grows to about 18'.

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Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba)

Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba) Woody plants with stems that change to a blood-red color in the winter.

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Winter is here!  The conifers and broadleaf evergreens now tale center stage in the garden.

  • Flowering Crabapple (Malus x 'Sugar Tyme')  Near the upper Visitor Center this small  upright oval tree tree grows to about 18'. Now it is in fruit but in the spring it has pale pink buds the open with white fragrant flowers.

  • Orchids can be found inside the greenhouse at Hillwood.

  • Common Witchhazle ( Hamamelis virginiana)  Native shrub to small tree at friendship walk here at Hillwood. The fragrance of the flowers permeates the area this time of year.

  • Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba) Woody plants with stems that change to a blood-red color in the winter.

  • Sasanqua Camellia (Camellia sasanque) Fall blooming evergreen woody plants with lustrous dark green leaves.

  • Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum) Attractive bright red fruit (drupe) in october. The Birds at Hillwood love the fruit - see it before they are gone. There is a group of the Tea Viburnum in the shrub beds at the lunar lawn.


Drew Asbury

Greenhouse and Cutting Garden Grower

Autumn is a special time of year for me at Hillwood as I transition from the growing flowers in the garden to the spectacular crop of mums in the greenhouse for the fall floral arrangements. 


 

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