April 28th, 2012

April 28th, 2012 by Sherri

On the north side of the brick wall outside the entrance to Rounds Hall are three ‘Olga’ Rhododendrons {R. x ‘Olga’}. These are close relatives to the P.J.M. Rhododendrons with a lighter pink flower and foliage that is not quite so evergreen. On the west side of Prospect Hall is a group of beginning to bloom. Named in 1952, this is the first hardy Rhododendron to bloom in our area.

 

'Olga' Rhododendrons {R. x 'Olga'}'Olga' Rhododendrons {R. x 'Olga'}'Cornell Pink' Korean Rhododendron {R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'} 'Cornell Pink' Korean Rhododendron {R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'}

April 20, 2012

April 20th, 2012 by Sherri

 At the southeast corner of Lamson Library there is a ‘Merrill’ Magnolia {M.x loebneri ‘Merrill’} about to bloom with fragrant white flowers. This is the most common Magnolia on campus and will open over the next few days in many locations. On the west side of Russell House there is a large ‘Brouer’s Beauty’ Pieris {P.x Brouer’s Beauty’} about to open its flower buds. These buds are red all winter and help make this our most ornamental shrub during the winter months. On the south side of Speare Hall is a ‘P.J.M.’ Rhododendron {R. x ‘P.J.M.’} that is blooming on the side of the shrub closest to the building. This is America’s most popular variety of Rhododendron and was hybridized at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton, Mass.

 

 

'Merrill' Magnolia {M.x loebneri 'Merrill'}'Merrill' Magnolia {M.x loebneri 'Merrill'}

 'Brouer's Beauty' Pieris {P.x Brouer's Beauty'}

'P.J.M.' Rhododendron {R. x 'P.J.M.'}

April 11th, 2012

April 11th, 2012 by Sherri

In front of Prospect Hall there are several Daffodils {Narcissus sp.} coming into bloom. The yellow varieties are ‘King Alfred’, first introduced in 1899 and still one of the most popular yellow varieties. Also in in front of Prospect Hall are four ‘Golden Glory’ Cornelliancherry Dogwoods {Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’} that have countless yellow flowers along the stems of this small tree.

 

 

Cornelliancherry Dogwoods {Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'}

Daffodils {Narcissus sp.} 'King Alfred'Cornelliancherry Dogwoods {Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'}Daffodils {Narcissus sp.} 'King Alfred'

April 7th, 2012

April 7th, 2012 by Sherri

On the east side of the HUB there are several Glory of the Snow {Chionodoxa luciliae} bulbs coming into bloom. They are six inches tall and can have up to 10 blue flowers on each stem. They are native to the mountains Turkey, Crete, and Cyprus.

 

Glory of the Snow {Chionodoxa luciliae}Glory of the Snow {Chionodoxa luciliae}

July 14, 2011

July 14th, 2011 by dperrin

In front of  Facilities Services are three Plumleaf Azaleas {Rhododendron prunifolia} coming into bloom with reddish flowers. This late blooming Azalea is often used  in breeding efforts to lengthen the  blooming season of many different Rhodoendron species. On the west side of the Silver Center is a group od three Sourwood trees {Oxydendron arboreum} that have cream colored flower panicles in a most graceful pendulous habit.The buds are just beginning to open and as the plant sets seed the shape remains similar for several months of this pleasing effect.The fall color on these trees is a deep red that is exceptional.

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