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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Late Winter...Early Blooms

The Daphnes are blooming!

Here's Alden's Regal Red...note the solid green leaves...


Try not to notice the winter damage...it'll be gone shortly... here's my favorite, Aureo-marginata, and as the name would indicate...notice the edge...


Yippee! Daphnes are divine for fragrance....as if you didn't know by my posting about them every year....

First of the tulips...


I thought I'd celebrate the crocus one last time as they are about done. I think there's one variety I have that is still to bloom...

Caught these guys before they opened wide to the sun...


Then later...


My fav Cream Beauties...


purples...


and whites...


The hyacinths are just beginning...


These are pink Roman Hyacinths...they increase like crazy here...


One last look at the early iris reticulata as their time is soon over...



The earliest of the daffodils....here's Cum Laude...which will need to be lifted this fall and spread around to give the bulbs more room...


This is a dwarf daffodil, Topolino...such a cute little thing...


closer...


February Gold....I think I should call mine March Gold...


closer...


This is NOT Gigantic Star, unfortunately....simply not gigantic in any way, but nice...and yellow...and in late winter, we'll take it...


Some Slim Whitman perhaps, but not Fragrant Breeze...


Some unknowns and Ice Follies:




Inside, we are watching the daylily seedlings grow and getting our rest. This is Leo....stretched out....all 11 pounds of him...in a dog bed meant for 100 lb. dogs...

4 comments:

RainGardener said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen pink Roman Hyacinths but I can see they need to be on my wish list.
I've tried to have Daphne 3 times and can't seem to keep them. I don't know what I do wrong. Mom gave me a start last summer and I think it's still doing ok in my greenhouse so gonna try again. I did, however, have a winter blooming Daphne that had berries and it did good - mezereum? We called it our 'bloomin' stick' because of the way the branches went up after the blooms disappeared.

Shady Gardener said...

You (and the 60+ degree weather we experienced to day) are getting me so excited about Spring's arrival! :-)

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

A few flowers are poking up around town in SLC. I am pleased to see that someone planted tulips in our garden. At least I'll have a little color this year.

Wish our cats would sleep in a dog bed instead of crowding us in OUR bed!

Chandramouli S said...

Love 'em all! What wonderful bunches! I'd love to fill my room with all those blooms in vases! It'd turn to heaven.

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