Had a great weekend in the garden - got lots done including planting some very sad looking brugs in the ground! thought you might like to see some pictures.
This morning's photos
ah Heather - I hope my brug looks that tall, etc!
I have one I got a cutting of, and it's doing great inside, but we shall see what it does in Calgary's summer sun!
I'm going to plant it in a pot so I can bring it in, in the fall, and try to keep it going.
This is my first year for growing Brugs, but I've grown Daturas successfully 2 yrs ago, and not quite as successfully the 2nd year.
Thank you for giving us hope!
Looking at all your greenness I am a bit envious.
I did go out and double check my yard, everything is still brown here. I stirred up some leaves and there were a few tulips giving a good go at trying to grown in our climate!
Great pics! Can't wait until we have the "green" look. Coming soon, the poplars are starting to get the fuzzies
Looks like spring has finally arrived. We have 1500 daffodils blooming on Denman Island right now. Here we've got lots of bulbs, hellebores, fawn lilies etc. blooming.
The dead looking brug MAY come back from the root but it won't bloom until October. You're best to replace it. Which one is it? I'll see if I can help you.
Heather, you're garden looks lovely.
Jeanne, your pup almost looks afraid of those daffodils.
I'm loving this weather.
Heather , love those hellebore. Hope your brug start leafing out soon. Your summer are longer than ours and it should do well. Peaches and Cream is looking good. That's about how mine are looking right now, under lights.
All the Ys on my brugs had dried up over the winter. But a Frosty pink, has now Y'ed again, and should soon be giving me flowers.
A new puppy! How much fun you will have with him!
I'm looking forward to the bulbs to get out of the ground here too.
Our church garden has tulips, with the buds juuuuuuuuuust peeping through the leaves.
They also have bunnies, and they're eating away merrily at the tender leaves and buds........
Opinion please - God's creatures, or protect the church's flowers (cuz bunnies are nuisances)?
Jeanne - thanks for the brug offer, I'll let you know. I think Ian is secretly glad a lot of them have died , he doesn't have to dig BIG holes in the ground for them !
Your garden looks lovely and vigorous, Heather. We are a little behind this year in the Southern Interior. The magnolias are finally opening, as are the the rhodies. My Black Bart Columbine is growing leaps and bounds, should have flowers soon. My Hostas are coming to life as are the Daylilies and Echinacea. The deer ate back the first 6 inches of my Campanulas, but I put up 4 big tall trellis that they can't reach their heads over now, and they are regaining their growth. Three of my hybrid tea roses had a bad winter, but looks like they will slowly make it back. Funny though, one came through our tough winter unscathed, and it was planted very near the others. That was a David Austin's Sharifa Asma, which is just as covered in leaves as my Mordens. Don't you just love going out each day (several times in my case) and seeing the changes as the season progresses. ^_^
Ann, the new puppy is taking all my time up. I had him out in the garden yesterday helping me, well, he wasn't really helping, more hindering. I was trying to get the veggie beds weeded and turned over. He is growing like a weed.
There's lots blooming here, a large patch of yellow erythroniums which are gorgeous. The rhodos are blooming, the frittilarias etc. etc. It's such a nice time of year.
Heather, I'm sure your garden is looking spectacular. It sure looked good when we had the RU in Victoria. Too bad no one is organizing another RU. It was a lot of fun.
DonM47, I have the Sharifa Asma rose as well - I just love peachy/apricot colours in roses, I also have Pat Austin. The roses are behind this year (as are quite a few other things) but the nice weather this past couple of weeks has brought everything on in leaps and bounds. I too have a wander around the yard, with my breakfast smoothie, in the morning before I go off to work. I am trying hard to keep my pruners off some of the plants that look dead, I know from past experience that they may just surprise you ! I think this is my favourite time of year.