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Submitted: April 14, 2023, 2:12 p.m.
By: Jason Baker, Curator

It might finally be happening. Spring might actually be here...but I hope I didn't jinx it by saying that.


Reticulated Iris (Iris reticulata)

The long, wet winter must have awaken long dormant Iris bulbs because I'm seeing blooms of this stunner popping up in areas where I haven't seen them in years.


Accoladeâ„¢ Elm (Ulmus 'Morton')

While easily overlooked, these inconspicuous, wind-pollinated flowers are probably the reason that some of you are currently experiencing seasonal allergies.


Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)

This late-winter, early-spring bloomer can be found gracefully cascading over the walls in the Water Conservation Garden, and over a large boulder in the Medicinal Garden.

Populus tremuloides Staminate Catkins 1 JWB23

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Our Utah State Tree is in full bloom right now. There are several growing next to the Pear Arbors on the Floral Walk. These pale-barked-beauties planted themselves there more than a decade ago.


Hardy Cyclamen (Cyclamen coum)

Peek-a-bloom! As you walk through the Garden, watch for these ground-hugging perennials peeking their flowers up through the leaf litter.

There's no better time than the present to visit the Garden. There are new things blooming every single day.

Photos By: Jason W. Baker