Show Us Beginners Your Blooms Pt II
Carolyn22, yes I grew that fuchsia indoors from a seedling. We had an outdoor bleeding heart fuchsia that grew from flat to 3 feet in one month, so transplanted it indoors by taking a part of the root, however it never grew any more after it was transplanted. By the way, I really like the light gradient from shade to sun in your photo and the flowers' pale colors look great with the green gradient.
warriorswisdomkathy, what a pleasing landscape photo! The flowers have a prairie look and the arrangement produces a wonderful lavender, pink, yellow and white palette. I can't identify any of the species but I'm getting a lavender catmint this spring that would match well with those flowers.
flowAjen, thanks! I could use that compliment since most of the new plants I started last year died. I've been doing a lot of research so this year I can help my plants more.
You posted a nice photo, very fresh and symbolic of the new year. Our winter in zone 5b has also been mild. Other than a few early snowstorms we've had little precipitation and some days it's as if spring is here.
I put in hellabores this past year - Not sure when they should flower for me, but perhaps I should start looking in the upcoming weeks.
DoGooder - we are mild as well. It can stay that way for me and I will be happy. I worked out in the yard this past weekend. It felt good to do that.
Carolyn22, I'm also happy that we haven't had major snowstorms in December and January because I have to get some gardening work done and it's a lot easier to do than when there's a foot of snowcover.
My daffs are trying to come up too. I noticed a blossom trying to come on one of my roses last weekend when I was out. I should check it again to see what is going on with it.
Seeing bulbs poking thru here too...this weather is CRAZY
Raining here as well. I would rather have rain than snow....
WWKathy, thanks for the identification on your flowers. Very inspiring photo.
A bit quiet, (weather wise here), just a few flurries this morning but sunshine now. But burry and a bit breezy. Gosh how I'm looking forward to spring.
So what's everyone ordering this spring (plants of course). I'm still debating on starting seeds this winter, anyone else doing such?
Pix is (back to front): gypsophila babies breath, salvia nemerosa, dracocephalum, dianthus cheddar pinks.
You have posted some nice pics W.W.Kathy. Feels a little closer to spring. That along with 40's and rain in January!
I've decided to try my hand at seeds this winter. I'm new at it but I already have a start. I got some free cosmo and baby's breath seeds. The cosmos look good but I'll have to try something different with the b.b.
I have 3 nice basils started, all different. A couple of tiny tim tomato seedlings, and I just put some thyme, red chile, and delphinium seeds in some soil. I'm going to start some green pepper and better boy tomatoes soon too.
Quite a little list...but I have to be ready for spring and stay busy in the meantime! Hope I didn't bore everybody too much!
Oh, and my "paperwhites" in my picture above are starting to pop out. Helps to keep the winter blues at bay. Think Spring!
Iron....which gypsophla are you going tp start ( annual or perenn)? The cosmos can be started in the garden very easily, I just drop them on the ground and they start when they are ready, in my z5 it will be after last frost. Any annuals need to be started in April-ish for your area or the plants will get too leggy. No... just remember we were all new at gardening once.
Burn..just love the pixs, wow I haven't seen saxifraga in quite awhile, sooo cute.
Got 8.5" of snow yesterday, if anyone is looking for some have plenty to share,lol. I know, spring's just around the corner.
Pix: my growing stand with all my babies (one of two), not from this year tho.
Pix: (white) Dianthus X loveliness and perennial geranium Rozanne.
Pix: Hesperis matronalis (Sweet Dames Rocket)
Pix: Peony and hesperis
My snowdrops and crocus are not up yet, but they are pushing up shoots. I had forgotten about the reticulated Iris and I need to go looking to see if they are showing any shoots. Thanks for the reminder.
They were annuals. I just wanted to try some to see if the seeds were any good and frankly, I was bored. I don't much care for them and don't think I'm going to add any this year. I have plenty of cosmo seed and I will make room for some of them however. I will probably start another batch inside here soon because there are too many birds and critters to put out seeds or seedlings with much success around here. Thanks for the tip though.
Burn and Flo.....just love those spring bulbs, one day I shall add some when I get some idea of where I want them. So for now I'll have to enjoy the pix, thanks.
themoonhowl.....Love your dark purple osteos. By chance did you save any seed? If ya did would you be interested in a trade for some? Can check out my haves. I grow O. barberiae Lavender Mist and Purple Mountain, both perenns. and also a annual variety of Lemon and Orange. Just love them, can't figure why more people don't grow them, as they bloom the whole season. My annual reseeds itself every year.
pix: Passiflora carulea, passion flower vine
Thanks...I will certainly do my best to remember....grin
So nice to see blooms. Jen those little Iris are lovely, I should look into planting some, for next spring.
Moon I still like that Osteospermun. It a beautiful color.
Lovely passiflora, and nice mound of salvia,WWKathy.
DTGardener, wow so many things in blooms, Is that a Wisteria vine in the third pic? Gorgeous!
OLheart, Istill don't see anything popping. Looks like you'll have a great surprise soon. Maybe Hyacinths and daffodils too.
Peonie, tulip, pasque flower,geranuim sanguenium, forget me not.