Witchhazel, Dwarf Arnold. I planted this baby last year, thus this is the first flowers in the garden. Just noticed it turns out to be too close to the wall. Will need to move this baby this coming Fall I gathered.
I just stuck it out there years ago and ignored it. I received a small piece of the double one in trade but it's still in the GH because others have told me they're hard to grow...now I'm scared to plant it out...LOL
I got my bloodroots from Loess Roots in November 2009 & planted them in December. He is in the garden watchdog Loess Roots http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/4253/ & it is more like getting them from a friend than ordering from a company. I also got mayapples, dutchman's breeches & black cohosh plants from him & all are popping up already :)
My forsythia is just starting to get leaves :) My very first mayapple & looks like it is going to bloom too :)
I love pussywillow & have wanted some ever since I was a child. I ordered some but they did not live. Pretty sure they were doa.
Love those hellebores & that camelia too! I planted a camellia 3 years ago & still haven't had any blooms. It looks really good though... may have been a young one when I got it. I planted it for my dog Max when he passed.
...magnolias. Common name; Tulip trees as they're known down South. Saucer Magnolia, there are several cultivars, each slightly different than the other. This is a lighter version of 'em. (Not quite fully open a couple of days ago -- they're fully open today. I'll add more pixs. later).
Here is the mentioned Saucer Mag. This is a small one. Some of the mature Magnolias in the area are sending out glorious blooms this year dispite the prolonged cold period during our unusual winter months.
Hey Kim. Love that last shot - were you laying on the ground ? lol.
I have to look up those bloodroots too. Not familiar with them at all.
Love the camillias. I have a few, some are doing really good, and others aren't. No blooms right now though. I did just fertilize them, so hopefully they will do better next year.
Charlotte - your hellebores are amazing ! I thought mine looked good, but omg ! Don't you love them !
I had bought one years ago, thinking it was the big "snowball" type - but it wasn't :-(, but when I found this one last year and it smelled so wonderful - I just had to have it. Jim was able to root some off of mine, so maybe we will have to share someday. Is yours the big snowball type ?
Pretty pictures Bonnie!! Looks like your GH stuff made it through all the bad weather. Yes I love hellebore. As a matter of fact I ordered some more from the co-op this year. Looks like we follow the same co-op's as I also bought some alliums. Mine look about like yours. I'm really looking forward to seeing some blooms. The small yellow shrub type flower is Kerria. It is very easy to root. I was walking in the neighborhood years ago and just broke off a piece and bought it home and put it in some dirt. I didn't have any idea what it was at the time. I just thought it was really pretty. It will grow and flower really well in the shade.
Kim I love that forsythia and quince! Does look like you were lying on the ground!LOL
Kenny - your forsythias sure are pretty !
and Cindy - with weeds blooming like that - why would you plant a thing !? With your situation there - I think I would go to wild flowers.
Yeah Charlotte - I love the coops -but after the disaster one last year, they quit having them so much. I really miss them. I was in another one along time ago that I thought was a flop and it taught me a lesson on what to "look-out" for, so most of the ones I have been involved in (except for the 1) have been wonderful. I didn't do the hellebore one, but did contemplate it. The only reason I didn't was, I guess I thought I had enough of them.
Same here, our season ... flower blooms timing is about the same. I'm anxious to see those blooming. Bradford pears and Hawthorns, Shadblows are putting on a show too at present. Nite nite all, will post more pix tomorrow. It has been raining cats and dogs here all day. Not much gardening stuff going on.
well,yesterday's weather sucked...rained and snowed for most of the am into afternoon but any snow that fell during the day melted as it touched the ground so no more accumilation. Only in the mid-30's for the entire day but suppose to rebound to mid/hi 60's today.
Weeds? Oh,I didn't know we were doing those. I can get lots of pictures of chickweed,henbit and others. Depending on how you look at them..weeds or wildflowers...yellow corydalis,jump-ups and spring beauties blooming.
Hi Ya! Sis!!! So good to see you posting such pretty pictures. My flowering quince you gave me had started to bloom and was just beautiful and Larry pecked every flower off it. He has turned into a gardening challenge.
I'm good. No traveling lately except a quick weekend in Nashville a fews weeks ago for our anniversary. I'm planning my annual trip to Chicago right now. Having to work it around my RU trips! lol
Great news about Ashley. I know you are so proud of her.
Shame on you Terrye. When I was looking everywhere for this plant 4 years ago you had it right there on your place. You need to lay some down or stick it to see if it will root for you. I got one piece to root last year but do not remember how I did it. Some people don't care for it because it is just a scraggly looking shrub after it flowers. I love it because it always tells me Spring is here. I couldn't find it in the nurseries. I had it at my old home and really wanted it again.
The flowering Almond is lovely. Best it has a special meaning for you Cindy. Thanks Sis. for sharing pix of Larry...arrrg, he's being like Terrye mentioned; competitive with pretty flowers. He wanted to be a 'prettyboy' lol.
Molly, from what I have learned; Lilac does grow in the South in certain microclimate. They do best however, when they get some chills hours further North. I've one and it only does marginally. I love it though when it rewards me with some blooms.
I sure hope this one thrives since it is a plant that I was sad to leave behind when I was told they wouldn't make it here. I had a white one in my last garden and gave it away to a friend. Would be nice to have one again.
Thanks Lily_Love and cperdue!
I don't have any myself, but my friend Judy has a few and they bloom well for her. She has them on the west side of her house (don't know if that matters) they are very pretty.
It is told that they will take 7 years to bloom here, but I think hers bloomed quicker than that.
Yes those dwarf Daffodyls are wonderful. I've a small planting in the back and they get better with age it seems. I love to see your arbor again during the growing season. Roses and Clematis that you've planted there Terrye? Hi Bonnie.
Thanks! I still have weeds out there, Bonnie. I just didn't show you those pictures! lol
I'll post a pic of the arbor when it is in bloom, Kim. I have that climbing rose that you gave me on both sides with Joesphine clematis coming up through it. I would like to work a different rose up through it too but it gets a lot of shade so there is not really room. I have knockouts at the bottom and then other perennials scattered around it.
Really pretty Terrye! Your setting is wonderful!
Wild violets are driving me crazy! They are everywhere in my beds. Especially the bed in the front that I didn't rework last year. The only way I can get rid of the is to dig them up and that takes forever. I think it is a battle I can't win!!
Terrye those double blooming Clematis Josephine is going to be a knock out. I'm looking forward to your pics. later. My Armandii clematis arbor collapsed last Fall due to the tremendous weight on the flimsy wooden structure. Last week Jim rebuilt a new one with 4"x4" treated pine posts. I hope this one will stand up to the weather for a while.
Kim, I had the same problem with my lady Banks rose. It took over the fence I had it on so we moved the fence , gave it a good haircut and now I have got to get another arbor built around it before it takes over again.
Thanks, Charlotte! It's a job to handle it sometimes!
Most trees I noticed, the first year after planting they look ... so so, because they're slow to re-establish. Wait 'til the next year before you decide if they're a keeper or not. I moved one of my weeping cherry tree a year before last. It skipped a year of putting flowers. This year it's making a come-back.
Great info. Kim ! Thanks. I hope mine does produce fruit... and glad I bought 2 of them. I did find a neat contorted Mulberry tree yesterday. Love the Mulberry's because the Scarlet Tanagers love it and they are some really pretty birds!
Bonnie, be sure and put the tree far enough away from any of your doors, the fruit that falls from the mulberry tree will stain carpets-my sister has one and it is not a weeping one, but a regular and it makes a terrible mess on the ground. Yes the birds love them and they knock a lot of the mulberries off the tree while eating them.
When I was coming home yesterday I saw something that was different--there was a flowering quince and a forsythia bush planted and growing together, the limb on the forsythia were longer than the quince, but both were blooming and it appeared to be yellow on the outside and red on the inside. Some of the quince bushes bloom later than the forsythia, Kim might know which is the earlier flowering, that would flower the same time as the quince.
My big mulberry tree that I have now, is golden Sandra. Not sure I really ever noticed the mess it drops. The cedar waxwings and the tanagers don't leave much. I plan on planting this contorted one farther in the back (I think).
The one Pat has is a purple and she has a terrible time--or did when her kids were at home and would go out there and step in them, then in the house. She said she wished they could cut it down, but never have.
This is the least of spring flowers that I've planted in years. I missed the Spring Bulbs bed that I used to plant every year. This past year, onto now, too wet I forfeited spring bulbs planting for fear that the crop will fail.