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;) What is blooming in your yard and gardens?
So far here:
iris, pincushion flower, spiderwort, ajuga, coral bells, grape hyacinth, peonies have buds, old fashioned climbing pink roses, hydrangeas have small buds. Azaleas are over and done, probably because I never fertilize them...
Hi Ra- I am so excited each day to see what has bloomed. I have several NOID bearded irises, passalongs from my Dad and Grandmother. I'll post one.
Plus, blooming now:
Allium christophii (Star of Persia,)
Amsonia hubritchii (Bluestar, dogbane)
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' & species
Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' and 'Pink Mist'
Spiderwort - 'Bilberry Ice' , 'Sweet Kate' and species
Verbena - 'Babylon Blue' -annual (just bought last month)
Columbine - yellow, purple & white
Dianthus, perennials 'Fire Star' & 'Bath's Pink'
Dianthus -Sweet Williams
Phlox divaricata - species & 'Blue Moon'
Siberian Iris 'sea of dreams' - very exciting; bought it last year
Did you get a lot of rain today? It's been heavy at times 'up' here.
Yes that is arum with the iris. I've had them for a few years and they seem to be taking off now. I may have to move them. They get some shade where they are now.
Your columbine are pretty. I may get my brother to send me some Colorado columbine since he lives there now. I've never grown them...
My alliums haven't bloomed yet. Any day now though... I have some kind of daisies that a lady in the north Ga mountains gave hubby. They smell like a wet dog ;) Maybe they are chamomile or something lol
I love that iris too :)
Eufaula, that is a pretty clear yellow though. Mine is kind of muddy yellow. Each year I think I'm over bearded irises because I cannot give them the conditions they like. We have so many trees around that I can't keep the leaf cover off them and the rhizome tops bare. And the shady areas keep getting bigger as the trees do (funny how that works :)). But then they bloom, and I love them again. Well, some bloom.
Here is the Gift I received yesterday from My daughter in Montana. She said she made sure that the Florist brought only things that I could plant outside. I cant wait to divide it up and plant them, but for now I will enjoy my present as is!
Happy Mother's Day Everyone!
Pam, the oxalis was a pass along plant from my MIL about 30 years ago. I had it at my house in Lawrenceville and brought a clump here. I've also given her 2 pots of it for hanging baskets in FL. If you want some, LMK and I'll dig some for you. It doesn't spread a lot here like it can in other places. I know some consider it invasive.
I have 2 pink yarrows, each a little different, but one was supposed to be white. I just planted them last year. I'm sure I had labels at one time, but not now.
Dusty - LOL!!! You wouldn't want to see mine...
Eufaula - I love the sweet williams. Do you save seed?
Dusty, my you are a brave one!!! LOL ;) That's what my gramma used to wear and she was born in 1900 :)
Eufaula, you mean the yellow plant that I see all over the side of the road is yarrow? If so, I'm gonna have to snatch me some. I was wondering yesterday what that was. All of your plants are gorgeous! I need to go take some pics, more stuff blooming finally! I love your Mother's Day gift! I hope you had a nice day:) I got some impatiens, a red lantana and pink verbena. Trying to figure out where to plant them.
And the oxalis in your pic, Beclu, is not a weed? I have been ripping that stuff out left and right! ;0 All you want, you can come pull out! lol
My heavens Raggedy Ann...My Daddy was born in 1900...LOL
Trust me dahlin... that ain't my body them Bloomers is on...I just did it to give y'all a giggle...
I can't wait to get back down there...This state is no place for a Suth'un woman to be...especially with bones as old as mine are...
I am still hoping to find a small derelict farmhouse down there on an acre or two...I haven't given up hope yet...Hopefully I can get down there soon to do my snooping...Y'all keep yer ears open, and yer eyeballs peeled for me...I doubt I can be ready to move now much before next Spring, unless something wonderful comes up...
No Bloomers here yet, but this is my newly tilled Veterans Garden...That rose is Memorial day, and the daylilies are Uncommon Valor, and Enola Gay...
Dusty - a Veteran's garden is such a neat idea. Is part of it in shade? You could get some neat patriotic named hostas if it is. Good luck on your property search. Do you know what area you want to move to yet?
RaggedyAnn - the weed oxalis has yellow flowers. I pull it out all the time too. It doesn't have little bulbs like the pink. but it has stolons I think. My pink kind doesn't spread hardly at all. That clump has been there 3 years and is only 18 inches wide now.
erDooley... I have the hardy geranium here as well...I just moved a huge clump of it less than an hour ago, watered it in, and it's a tad mad at me right now...but tomorrow it should be okay...
I envy your roses...mine are just now trying to bud out...
I moved a few of the dark blue batchelors buttons as well, down into the back of the Vets Garden...I have tall white Cosmos seed in behind them...They weren't happy with me either, but have perked back up after a good drink of water...This garden was originally planted by my adopted baby Sis who moved out last spring, and took what she wanted, and left the rest...It looks like a hodge podge now with all of the gaping holes everywhere, and tons of weeds galore...
I filled a second 33 gallon can with weeds today for the compost bin, and I know I can fill at least 4-5 more... There is a 3500 gallon pond and waterfall here as well, that I have had to literally tear apart to find all of the leaks, but thankfully that is over with...now I just have to reset the rocks after a bit of backfilling...I am trying to get the property in order and looking good to a prospective buyer...Sis and Bro intend to sell it...
It has been a real trial with all of this rain we have had...It is supposed to start again Wed. and go for 7 days again...It is virtually impossible to contain these weeds when we have that kind of weather...I am digging and moving plants to new beds as hard and fast as I can...trying to get them to look somewhat organized...The rest will see the weed whacker and sprayer full of Herbicide, and I hate chemicals, and I hate killing plants even more, but something has to be done to get this riot under control...
I am so used to Southern gardening...and some of these weeds I have never even seen before...
digger, I don't know which Iris you mean. Can you post a pic? My Dwarf Crested Iris, which are a native but I bought them, bloomed quite a while ago. If yours are like these, they are very shallow rooted, basically threads on the ground connnecting the rhizomes. So when I've moved them, I've had luck only when I potted them up for a season and let them develop more roots. Then they do great.
My computer died (motherboard, I'm pretty sure) so am using my hubby's ancient one. Too much trouble to post pix, I'm afraid.
But our Water Irises are blooming (I really love those dark dark purple ones), and we have Corrida and Petite Brigette asiatic lilies. The first dwarf orientals are just now opening and I'm sooo grateful for the fragrance. Big rhodies are happy too. Oh, and we have some snapdragons that have self-seeded and/or survived the winter in our sorta greenhouse (along with some plain old but lovely nursery geraniums).
Some alstroemeria that we got years ago are finally getting settled and the first bloom appeared yesterdeay. There is some kind of wildflower that I think is called Miami Mist popping up everywhere and some kind of pink wildflower/weed that is appearing alongside some crimson clover that I can't remember ever seeing here before.
I took a second look , closer and it isn't blooming yet . What I saw from a distance was a piece of purple plastic trash . That comes up in the woods , and it's right off my property line. Looks like tiny irises 6"-8" tall .digger
Very pretty flowers cedar18. I love the coneflowers too and have a few blooming.
I do keep my iris in the same flower bed with little else. When I moved here about 6years ago I had taken some pieces from the iris at my old house. You know how moving is so I just dug a quick trench and stuck them in. I never moved them and when I go a new iris from friends and relatives I just dug another trench and add it to the bed. I have taken care of the soil since and with the rain this year they have done better than ever.
I need to get out with my camera and get some up to date shots.
Wow, beautiful iris. I am starting a new bed that will have iris in them, hopefully I'll have better luck this time. I love the coneflowers! I need to find a spot for some next year. Here's some "today" blooms.
I believe this is "Aubade" Oriental lily. Smells yummy!
This end of the daylily bed is sad looking, not enough rain lately and I just haven't gotten that far down to weed and preen in this horrendous heat. Still, "Pocket Change" saw fit to reward my neglect with the first bloom on this one year old plant.
I have not dug them and so far so good. I asked the question on the dahlia forum when I first planted them and was told that the president of the GA Dahlia Society leaves his in the ground, so I figured that was good enough for me! I have lost a few, just turned to mush, I guess from poor drainage. But for the most part, they have really thrived. I keep finding more in the strangest places. I have one that I almost pulled up (thought it was a weed!) growing in the middle of a huge sedum. When frost comes I'll dig it up and relocate.