Thursday, May 05, 2011

Burkwood Viburnum

Burkwood Viburnum
Viburnum x burkwoodii
(vy-BUR-num) (berk-WOOD-ee-eye)

It was a little funny to me that when I looked for a previous post for the Burkwood on this blog it had been posted May 5th, 2007. So it is safe to say that Burkwood Viburnum blooms around the first week of May in Connecticut.

Here is a link to the previous post on Burkwood Viburnum, click here . These pictures are from a different plant but it still had the great fragrance that was perfuming a whole section of the garden. It really is an amazing smell. After blooming this flowering shrub gracefully retreats into the background. The hint of pink in the buds is not evident as the flowers open to all white.

It was cold here again last night and we resisted turning on the heat in the house but it dropped to 34 degrees F (1.1 deg. C). I was also glad we resisted taking the plants out of the greenhouse even though they are bursting out inside and it is getting difficult to walk around in the conservatory. Many of the tropicals could take the temperatures if they weren’t used to having a cushy life inside. We don’t really have the time or inclination to harden them off by bringing them outside during the day and back in at night (many are too big and heavy to do that).


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

It was cold in SC too! This morning the temps are in the mid 40's. I may need to add some other viburnum to my garden. Have late bloomers.

Kala said...

I was walking in a garden today and saw the viburnum just start to bloom.

Spring is so LATE this year.