Garden News Blog

Blooming Right Along

Phew. As the evidenced by the gorgeous tulips, fritillaria, and hyacinths blooming all around the Garden this week, it’s pretty safe to say the spring bulbs have emerged unscathed by this year’s weird winter. In January, BBG staff laid down repurposed holiday greenery in the Annual Border and around Magnolia Plaza to protect the bulbs after some had started to emerge prematurely during the unseasonably mild weather. Now that spring has truly sprung, the display is unrolling just as planned, says Cayleb Long, curator. “I did do a little experiment and left a few sections unprotected, and they’re doing just as well, which is good to know. It was still worth doing, though,” he says. The irises and alliums are still to come, but all signs point to an equally good showing.

Sarah Schmidt edits BBG's Garden News Blog and the Guides for a Greener Planet handbook series.

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