I thought I'd better share an update on our garden with you before it gets too far along. It's almost more interesting to watch the new plants emerging than to simply see the flowers once they're in bloom. That's especially true for us this year, since this is the first year of having this garden, and many of the plants were newly planted just last fall - especially a lot of Day Lilies and Peonies.
But a couple of flowers are already in bloom, and they're both very pretty. This is Scilla, a new flower for me so I looked it up. It's variously known as Scilla, Squills, Bluets, or Bluebells, and there are many varieties, but they're all a beautiful splash of blue in early spring, and they spread very easily, almost invasively.
There's a beautiful royal blue Dwarf Iris out too. Those out front in full sun bloomed too weeks ago, but this one in the shade is only blooming now.
It was a working day in the garden and the shed door was open. Our occasional garden helper was there to help Mrs. F.G. with the heavier tasks, and I got down off the deck to supervise. I was anxious to see all the new plants coming up.
These are just two new Peonies of five. We're waiting to see what the blooms look like, having had lots of Peonies in the past.
These are three Allium; they sure come up fast in the spring.
and our Magnolia. It should be in bloom shortly. We're in the middle of some cooler wetter days now, so it'll be awhile before I'm out on the deck again, but I really look forward to seeing the results of this backyard transformation. This afternoon I'm recording a presentation on 'Spring Wildflowers in the Beaver Valley'. Looking forward to it. I'll be posting a link when it's ready in early May.
Hope you folks like ants, for with those peonies you'll surely have them. Your garden should give you lots of visual delights.ReplyDelete
Peony blooms here are much desired by all florists, they grow better in the far south, with colder winters, or further north from us nearer the Central Plateau. Shrubs vary but are from $20 if you are lucky, or lots more sometimes. Love your dwarf iris. The garden with pebbles is really lovely.ReplyDelete
Spring flowers are so good for the spirits! Especially this year.ReplyDelete
I've been seeing scilla around here. I have to photograph some.ReplyDelete
Like how you have flowers growing in the stone and the mulch. Nice with the different textures.ReplyDelete
Scillas have spread so much in my front yard that I've taken to digging them out and throwing them away. They're lovely and I'm fond of them but enough is enough. I haven't seen evidence of my Alliums. I hope they made it through the winter and didn't drown.ReplyDelete
Spring flowers are up here but not in our garden which now begins with tulips, daffs and crocuses having disappeared over the years.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the tour of your beautiful garden! I love the deck but more so the walk out path to the chairs. :) I also enjoy watching the advancement of growth on a daily basis in the warm spring. Hostas really move fast once they've started too. I only have daffodils that bloom at this time of year, didn't know that irises bloomed so soon! You two have a lovely haven.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to your Spring Flowers presentation; I really enjoyed the last one. And looking forward to seeing how those peonies turn out, they grow a lot of them in the fields around here though they always cut them soon after they come into bud so that they reach the shops in just the right condition.ReplyDelete
Since I'm currently looking out at the last dump of snow (3 snows after the crows, fingers crossed), seeing the perennials in your garden showing their spring colors is a treat. My favorite is the coil of a fern as it pushes up through the ground.ReplyDelete
Always so great in the Spring each year to see all those vibrant colors once again emerging from the earth after a long winter's nothingness.ReplyDelete
Everything seems to be so far "ahead" this year. We had such a moderate winter.ReplyDelete
Always nice watching the changing colours of Spring.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy the nicer weather.
It's about time.
Your garden is getting an early start.ReplyDelete
I love that pretty iris and glad to see everything coming up all over.ReplyDelete
I have just read your report on being your own GP. You probably hit Publish and then retracted it for awhile, but I was still able to view it in my Reader app. This happens occasionally, and I'll acknowledge it here in case I don't see it again.ReplyDelete
You sure have a difficult time and have learned to manage well. We have a friend who has needed many referrals, so she gets a printout of every visit -- at an additional cost. I was lucky. I had a spate of tests and visits in the 6 months prior to C and have been able to avoid all doctors since then.
I found the same thing!Delete
We need to two of us to coordinate all his cancer treatment appointments. Our GP is pretty good, but we have to keep on top of paperwork, etc.
I know I will enjoy seeing your garden unfold, as much as the two of you!
everything looks so pretty and i would call those flowers "purple" not blue!!ReplyDelete