The gardens are filling with color every day! This week, some of the perennials are starting to show their amazing blossoms. Pigsqueak, or Bergenia, has a coarse evergreen foliage that lays under the snow in the winter and makes an appearance right away in spring. To add to the fun foliage, they send up a flower stalk that is filled with pink bells that dance in the wind. Bergenia gets the name “pigsqueak” because the leaves sound like a pig when rubbed together. Enjoy this perennial and many more bloomers about the Gardens. Things to look out for are Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth, Grape Hyacinth, Redbuds, Rhododendron, Mayapples, Pulmonaria, Trillium, Bleeding Hearts, Crabapples and more!

Pigsqueak Bergenia Monk Botanical Gardens

‘Pigsqueak’ aka Bergenia

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