Come on, folks - I'm sure there's a lot more in bloom in your areas than here! Bulbocodium vernum started blooming on March 21st, then got buried by 10" of snow, and emerged again on April 4th. Here a little bunch after the latest (dare I hope, last?) melt...
What's blooming in the alpine/rock garden?
Harrumph . . .
In the warmest part of my warmest garden, I can barely see some buds coming on Corydalis solida. And my hellebore winter buds(at ground level - not flower buds) are finally breaking.
My double blood root is just breaking the surface....and I think I lost my Draba over the winter...hopefully some seedlings will appear!
Very nice! Your areas are so far ahead of us this year! Well, every year, I suppose, but this year especially with the record snowfall we had.
Tammy, your white-flowered plant is a Brassicaea, as shown by the 4-petalled flowers, so perhaps an arabis (but not an androsace which has 5 petals). My primroses (the deciduous ones) are just emerging, as the snow melted off them the other day... no buds yet on the evergreen ones.
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Oh Tod, love that Scilla tubergeniana! So very cute, and it would grow here I'll bet.
Interesting - I thought colchicums were all fall blooming.
Todd-- love the little beauties! Are you getting bloom earlier than
typical this year?
Seems to be a bit early...we have had 2 weeks of temps in the upper 40's to mid-50's and things have really popped!
is that a camelia in bloom?? And the white littel bloom - epimedium?
Very very nice. You are indeed ahead of us here too
I never noticed the stamens on J. dubia doing the Stone Henge thing before. I'll have to check closer on my plants this season.
Wow, the feathering on that Crocus s. is certainly to exclaim about.
It took me several tries of growing A. viridiflora from seed, each time turning out to be something else, before I got the real thing. Now, seeing that the foliage is so different from other columbines, it's easy to discard them at an early stage.