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Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Ongoing....

Exuberant Lady Jane Tulips....opening wide in the sun...


When closed, they give an entirely different picture (and color)...


Other tulips...

Lilac Beauty...


Tarda...


Just because...even now...this double hellebore looks great...


I've participated in some co-ops and am expecting more double hellebores...some might be small...forewarned, it can take small hellebores a couple years to bloom...

Let's get back to daffodils....while we can...as they will soon be gone, too...

Hungarian Rhapsody...two views...



Killearnan...two views...



Only a few blooms from this one this year...Tricollet...



Inverpoly...


Asila...


Martinette...


A small one, Hawera...


Royal Marine...


Pink Parasol...


Misty Glen...


Dick Wellband....two views...



Baby Moon....when it starts blooming, I think that the late daffodil season has begun...


Sugar and Spice...



Scarlet Gem....


Final Event...


Eyelet...


Sold to me as Papillon Blanc....I'm not totally sure...


Unfortunately, not Stainless....


For comparison, here's Seagull (on the left) and Queen of the North (on the right)....if you were to glance at a clump of them, you might say...."Oh, they look alike"...but, do they? Look closer...


When walking my garden, I would see these two below (in different areas) and wonder if they were the same.....look for yourself...


Not even close, is it....beware casting about and saying they all look alike! (Unless, of course, they do because you have been buying from unreliable sources.) On the right is Tripartite...which you might recognize from my blog header photo....on the left is one I bought on a whim (I try not to have those any more...lol)...it was called Love Potion....incorrectly, as it doesn't come close to matching the description. I suspect it is something else that has been renamed by the supplier. I wish they wouldn't do that! It is a nice daffodil, though...still, since there is a real Love Potion out there, it will have to become an unknown in my garden.

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Today my in-the-green snowdrops arrived from Temple Nursery. They looked great, of course, and I am happy to report that they are already planted and labeled out in my garden. You gotta do that with those...plant them right away...do not delay!

My mail lady...who is terrific...has been bringing me some packages...one with the label half torn off, one with the wrong name....all mine, though...I am thankful for her that she brings me my plants, regardless of this stuff....can't you just image how awful this could be without her??

Right now, I'm about to pot up two daylilies that arrived today (exciting!) and I've received several click and ship notices, so more are on the way. Not nearly as many as in the past....but enough.

I'm working on getting seedlings out in boxes and moving daylilies out to prepare a bed for those seedlings. Hmmm, I should be thinking about donating some daylilies to an upcoming club sale....we'll see how the week goes....it's a lot of work to dig them, divide them, label them, print a photo, etc...I'm also thinking about listing some on the Lily Auction....lots to do....that's what Spring is all about!

7 comments:

kate smudges said...

It is wonderful to see your daffodils again. There are so many varieties. I love seeing the differences between them! I'm looking forward to seeing the 'in the green' snowdrops. It sounds as if you have a wonderful mail woman. There is so much to do ~ no wonder you are busy!! Have a good week.

GardenJoy4Me said...

I'm absolutely amazed at the variety you have ! .. They are all so beautiful I don't know how I would choose even a few from the whole group .. what a treat to enjoy ! : )

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

It must be gorgeous in its entirety. I have some work to do this year installing more daffodils. The last few posts have been just stunning.

Shady Gardener said...

Perhaps you could share a photo or two that would feature an entire bed? It must be wonderful! Thanks for sharing!! :-)

Linda Lunda said...

WOW!!!!
WONDERFULL!
Linda

EAL said...

I am looking forward to al 3 of those species tulips in a couple weeks. Now I have the turkistanica, batalini bright red, and humilis Persian Pearl, all of which I recommend.

Your daffs are amazing.

lisa said...

Your spring show is terrific!

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