Monday, March 26, 2012

Narcissus Replete

Double flowered Replete is one of the few daffs that I have added in the garden in last two years and became one of my faves. The blooms are heavy and I think they really are good cut flowers. Or maybe provide them with support if planned on growing them for garden color.

Here in this photo, you can see 3 different stages of the flower, from opening to full bloom.

I picked up all of my daff Replete early this morning as they were all down to the ground due to the rain and wind. I washed the dirt off them.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


With the warm weather we have experienced this spring, all sorts of plants are popping up in the garden. Noticeably early to show up are these spring ephemerals. The hepatica, sweet violets and erythronium are almost done blooming while the others are in full bloom.

The Virginia Bluebells (Metensia virginica) are in their second season. They are bigger and have multiplied this spring. Their pinkish-lilac buds that open violet-blue is a sight to see.

Erythronium albidum
White Fawn Lily

Erythronium americanum
Yellow Trout Lily

These two native Erythroniums are the first to flower. The species dens canis and tuolumnense are up but no flower. The hybrid 'Pagoda', on the other hand, are in buds.


The genus Hepatica was moved to genus Anemone.

Dicentra cucullaria
Dutchman's Breeches

Claytonia virginica
Spring Beauty

Dentaria laciniata
Cutleaf Toothwort

Viola odorata
Sweet Violet

I am waiting for the Trilliums, Geranium maculatum and Aquilegia canadensis to flower. All of them are growing nicely.

Happy gardening everyone.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Crocus isauricus 'Spring Beauty'

Iris reticulata 'Harmony'

Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty'


N. Professor Einstein

N. Cassata
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