Friday, March 29th, 2013...8:59 am

Gardens to see spring bulbs in bloom

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It is still a little too early for many spring bulbs to be blooming in TheGardenLady’s garden. In a few more days, flowers will seriously start showing off. The buds on my daffodils are ready to open- one already did.  I can see some hyacinths forcing their flowers out of the leaf bases. One gets a little impatient waiting.

If you enjoy seeing masses of spring bulbs in bloom outdoors, there are wonderful gardens that one can visit.

Winterthur in Deleware is a wonderful place to see early spring bulbs in bloom. This is the week is when their March Bank is especially lovely. What they refer to as the March Bank is the oldest surviving garden area at Winterthur. H.F. DuPont, the owner of the estate, began naturalizing daffodils on this rolling hill in the early 1900s and “by the 1940s had planted thousands of snowdrops, snowflakes, crocus, squills, and glory-of-the-snow.”

Nearby in Pennsylvania is another DuPont Garden you don’t want to miss for the spring bulb show.  Longwood Gardens’ outdoor bulb show starts on March 29th and goes through May 19th with the tulips in bloom and perhaps some late blooming daffodils.

April is the month for seeing the bulbs in the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is said to be the most notable spring display gardens in the Midwest,

From April 6th through April 27 if you visit Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah during the Bulbs & Blooms Festival  you will “see a breathtaking, colorful array of 360,000 blooming bulbs! Of those, over 215,000 are daffodils. The rest are: Allium, Anemone, Camassia, Chionodoxa, Cyclamen, Fritillaria, Galanthus, Hyacinthus, Ipheion, Iris, Leucojum, Muscari, Scilla and more.”

Till the end of March there is the Bulbs in Bloom Show at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Here you will see daffodils and calla lilies.

And though April 7th if you are in Dallas, get to Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum to see the spectacular spring bulbs.

I have been hearing how gorgeous all the spring blooms are in California this year. If you want to see the tulips in bloom, go to Filoli Garden now.

These are just a few of the places where one can enjoy spring bulbs in the US. Readers of TheGardenLady blog must have your favorite places to see spring bulbs. Let us know the gardens or fields of bulbs you love to visit. We would love to see photographs you have taken, too.

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