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Friday, March 06, 2009

Snow Flowers

Having been away in Ohio...then returning on Monday evening to quite a bit of snow....yesterday was the first time I had a chance to walk around in over a week. (Just the front, my slope in the backyard is still too difficult.) I just knew there were things under that snow....






My replacement Cream Beauties reminding me (it helps to plant more than a few) of the originals...


Even some Hellebores...


Having just heard on the radio of an expected high tomorrow of near 70 degrees, I expect the remaining snow to vanish...hopefully, until next year....come on, Spring!

6 comments:

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

What is the secret to getting crocuses to bloom? I have lots of foliage but hardly any blooms. I know there are several varieties and even a couple that usually bloom in mid to late summer. Do I need to fertilize with something? Yours are beautiful.

flowrgirl1 said...

how exciting!!!! I love that flowers seem to always be in the bare spots!

themanicgardener said...

Those flowers are lovely; they fill me with envy. I left you a message over at Blotanical, but it looks like you don't get over there very often, so I'll mention here that I included this post in a list of posts that left me ready to leave Montana for good.
--Kate

Gotta Garden said...

Hello Tom...Hmmm, I wish I knew for sure...but the foliage does emerge first, so maybe your buds are coming? Let's hope so...we need them! (Peek at the bottom of the leaves and see if buds are coming...)

Let's see...I do have some saffron crocus which bloom in the fall. They do have foliage up now, too. As an aside, they are apparently particularly tasty to rabbits...thankfully, I no longer have that problem.

I also have some (yea...it took a while!) patches of Sternbergia lutea...that are sometimes called autumn crocus. Their foliage is still up as well, but it is different than crocus foliage.

Crocus foliage is very distinctive (to me) with that white stripe down it. The Sternbergia lutea is a solid green and broader.

Does this help any???! Probably not! I hope by the time you see this that you do have blooms...

Thanks!

Hi flowergirl....yeah, how do they know?? Just kidding.

Greetings, Kate...You do have my sympathy....long winters would do me in...or rather, I suppose I should say...a shorter growing season would make me unhappy!

I don't know Montana, so I'm sure there's much to recommend it, but...come on down!

Yeah, you'll probably only find me elsewhere at a few daylily forums under the name of gonegardening. Blogger, for some reason, wouldn't let me have that when I originally signed up...but, sigh...I now know (too late) how I could have gotten around that...I digress (how unusual!)...anyway...

Thanks all of you for stopping by!

Sue said...

Your flowers look great framed in snow! I'm glad they are so resilient!

Term papers said...

These flowers are amazing! So colorful and lifelike. Simply Gorgeous! What a great photo instruction for making Snow flowers. I was always afraid of making them. I should give it a try now.

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