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What’s in Bloom: February 8-15

In the Great Hall Courtyard:

Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’ (Weeping White Pine); This weeping form of Eastern White Pine has long twisting pendulous branches, and quite tollerant of urban garden conditions.

In the Terrace Garden – East Facing:

Sempervivum ‘Bascour Zilver’ (Hens & Chicks). These rosette-forming evergreen perennials stay true to colour even in winter. Another selection from TBG’s collection of Sempervivum. This variety is a smaller cultivar with web-like formations over the centre leaves.

In the Terrace Garden – East Facing:

Sempervivum ‘Sir William Lawrence’ (Hens & Chicks); Green rosettes with contrasting blood red tips on this cultivar. Sempervivums are amoung the easiest plants to grow, tolerating both heat and cold and look beautiful through the seasons.

In the Arrival Courtyard:

The Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) with Fagus sylvatica (European Beech) planted in the metal cages is a living seasonal sculpure. In winter, as the beech are still holding onto their leaves, the framework of trunks and branches is clearly visible.

In the Knot Garden:

Buxus ‘Green Velvet’ (Boxwood); This compact rounded form of boxwood’s dark green leaves tends to bronze in winter.

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