It was a very rainy winter, and that’s giving us a beautiful Spring in the garden. So I want to share some of the beauty. The Iris is our first to bloom, there will be many more. The Lilacs are heavenly right now. Such fragrance!
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Just gorgeous! Only our daffodils are out so far. Tulips look to be soon.
Patti, our Daffodils are long over, they bloomed in late February/early March. It was a very wet but comparatively mild winter.
We noticed yesterday that everyone around here seems to have red and yellow tulips in bloom, and the trees are full of color.
Of course, a trade-off is that the pollen count is high, but we are expecting rain later after 8 or 9 days without any,.
Glad you’re able to get out of the house and into the garden! Get better soon!
The garden is a great comfort to me, George.
Lovely! I still have daffodils, and a few tulips but that’s about it. Been a very wet cold (for us) spring, although the hawthorn is really starting to take over the hedges now, and I love the way it looks in spring.
Beautiful, Richard. I can’t believe you have that many flowers blooming already. Because the soil of N.C. is mostly clay (and it doesn’t rain a lot), I think there are limits to what flowers will bloom here. Where I live now there are some roses coming out, but the day lilies are still waiting for the right moment. There’s more greenery here than flowers, but it’s still nice.
Our soil here is clay, acid, just what the native conifers love. We amend it as needed, but all the things shown are growing in clay.
Gorgeous! Are they all annuals? Our magnolia bloomed early this week. I’ll be planting a slew of sunflower varieties in a couple of weeks. We keep a rooftop garden on our condo building. Only three of the other tenants ever go up there. It’s relaxing on warm summer days, but can be blisteringly hot if we get several 85 degree or higher days in a row. I experimented with some sunflowers planted in containers last year and they all did rather well. The taller varieties not meant for pots only grew to be three feet tall which was fine by me. We found some dwarf sunflowers specifically developed for containers. This year ought to be more interesting.
John, all but the Columbine are perennials, but that Columbine comes back every year from it’s own seed. We plant very few annuals, just some in a raised bed. Not shown are our Delphiniums which have bloom spikes on them about to start opening.