What\'s Blooming 4

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

It's time to start a new thread. I found a few things that are now blooming.
1. helleborus
2. sweet olive
3. kerria japonica
4. narcissus

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Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

The illiciums are blooming,
1. yellow flower anise
2. illicium henryi
3. illicium florida
Illicium georgia is not blooming.

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

I love illicium! Weeding, have you seen the Spring 2017 thread? We kind of turned it into the new What's Blooming thread but without the right name. I leave it to you to decide which way to go.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1437870/

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

I did not see that one. I don't know if I would have post there come summer, because it is named Spring.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

My Bleeding Heart and red Trillium are now blooming. I could not find my yellow and white trillium.

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

I think we would have changed it come summer.
Your trillium is beautiful, something I never tried. I love the leaves.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

I have lots of chipmunks I hope they did not dig up my white and yellow Trillium. I planted the trilliums last summer. Hopefully they will come up later.

Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

That would stink. You might enjoy this interview I heard recently. Margaret Roach from A Way to Garden interviewed Tony Advent from Plants Delight. An interesting mention is the trillium laundering business. There is both an article format and a podcast.
http://awaytogarden.com/growing-trilliums-tony-avent-plant-delights/

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

Thanks Loretta!

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

The lilies are blooming now. The passion vine that I have tried to kill for years is also blooming. I wish they were not so invasive because the blooms are beautiful.

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

Passion vine is an expensive annual here. I did them once. They do put on a nice show.
Nice lilies. I've been killing the lily beetles from early in the season.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

I know a lot of people look at this as a weed but I think of it as an herb. I like to place a little bit of wood sorrel on a salad and I like the blooms. Sometimes I will chew on some as I garden.

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

Is that a wild oxalis with pink flowers?

Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

It is wood sorrel (Oxalis corymbosa). The flowers are purple.

Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

Strictly O. stricta around here.

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

A few plants blooming this weekend:
#1 Aristolochia fimbriata. Strange pipe flowers.
#2 A different type of metensia, M maritima. Same sky-blue bells from pinkish buds. Interesting dusty blue-grey sprawling foliage.
#3 Crocosmia Lucifer, I think
#4 Trollius. Not sure which.

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Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

Weerobin they are lovely. I had Crocosmia Lucifer, but lost it in the great drought a few years back.

Oxdrift, Canada

Very interested in the Trollius Wee. I ordered 2 this year by mail. I never noticed anything in catalogue when I ordered but after I got it I saw it was recommended for damp areas. Where have you got yours. I had ordered it to go in the bed where the tulips were that I am just transitioning to a perennial bed from annual. I ended up putting 1 there and stuck 1 in the bog garden portion of the Japanese garden. Will see what happens

Jackson, MO(Zone 6b)

This is off topic but I haven't seen brendak posting anything this year. Does anyone know what is going on? Has she left this website or is she ill?
Last year, she was posting a lot of nice pictures.

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Ox, I can't remember where I got mine, but I've lost several before figuring out they like moist soil. This one seems happy. I've got several plants which like moisture and only light shade - a tough combination to find in my yard. Sounds like the one in the bog garden might do great!

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Oxdrift, Canada

Thanks for the input Wee. I will try to remember to let you know the verdict in a year of so but no promises. That is becoming a challenge

Oxdrift, Canada

Hostas and ferns are quite OK with the very cool weather we are experiencing. Only annuals that are looking good are pots like this one that got a really good head start in the greenhouse. Unfortunately the annuals make up probably 80% of my landscape .
In the Hosta photo the tall ones in the back are Empress Wu and the little guy in the front with lots of ivory on the edges is Blue Ivory. The rest were bought as collectikns so i don't know varieties.
Keith

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Pequannock, NJ(Zone 6b)

Pretty! Your fern is so healthy! I've always admired Blue Ivory. How long do you have it? Is it slow growing or just new?

Oxdrift, Canada

Guessing ive had the Hosta Blue Ivory about 7 years, I have 9 of them and they are all about the same size. Don't know if they will ever be very robust but they are pretty.
The ferns are very healthy in this spot, however the ones off the back deck have a tiny green worm this year that is skeletonizing them. There are very few remedies that one can still buy in Canada. Everything is banned.
Keth

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Wee ~ From the former thread...Leptinella! I love it. I have been wanting some for my shady garden. Thanks for reminding me.

Oxdrift, Canada

One advantage to our cold rainy weather is there has been no need to add water to the pond. It is quite self filling. This is right outside the living room window so offers a great view and also soothing sound effects with the windows open.
Keith

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Atlanta, GA(Zone 8a)

Leptinella is a very attractive ground cover. I wish it was not so invasive. I already have 3 invasive ground covers that I can't seem to keep in control (mondo grass, wintergreen and vinca).

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