Friday, April 15, 2016

Blackberry Winter on Bloom Day

We are having perhaps the last cool spell before warm weather sets in. Blackberries are blooming.

Yesterday it rained most of the day. Today is dreary with overcast skies.

Echinacea is coming into bloom along with Farinacea 'Victoria' and great wads of the thug Spiderwort. Roses are starting to bloom. Even He-Who-Mows noticed Julia Child's yellow blooms.

Knockout Rose Bushes, unpruned, have reached six feet.

Snowball Viburnum bloomed better than ever this year and is joined by native Baptisia alba.

Iris is blooming. This white and yellow one with orange falls came from Janie Varley in Texas.

 These blue 'swamp iris' have been here forever.

Mexican Hats and Rose Campion have scattering blooms just beginning in beds with Angel Trumpets which put out early foliage which has not bifurcated, so there are no buds to brag about just yet.

Happy Bloom Day.

Visit other gardens at May Dreams Gardens to enjoy the Glories of Spring.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Bloom Day: Late Camellias, mid-season Daffodils and Azaleas

I made some pics yesterday of some rude dragonflies on the Mule Barn door and wandered on out to see what was blooming without a thought of Bloom Day.

Camellia seedling, one of the last blooming.

Pink Gerbera seedling, throwback to the species.

Formosa at left, Pink Ruffles azaleas coming into bloom.

Formosa azalea and a rustic bench in the Upper Garden near the highway.


Pink Charm

Pink Charm and tiny Hawera daffodils

Tahiti, a fragrant favorite.

Corydalis, a native blooming with daffodils.

Loropetalum has a long bloom time.

White Loropetalum overlooks pink Loropetalums and budding pecan trees bordering the Upper Garden on the north.

Lantana blooming in a sheltered spot covered steps to the Upper Garden.

Pink Pearl Azaleas on the North side of the Front Garden.
If you look closely at the horizontal branches, you can see fat Dogwood buds.
When Dogwoods are in full flower it is safe to set tender plants in open ground. 

Shrimp Plants have new bracts with white flowers.

Echinacea sheltered by pines, blooming early.

Happy Bloom Day.

See March blooms from around the world at May Dreams Gardens March 2016 host site.

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