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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring....nondaffodil...

Bright spring foliage on Heucheras...








(Caramel, I must have cut the tag out/off)


(Obsidian, the very darkest one I have)


Midnight Rose, above, has wonderful speckled foliage.



The one above has wonderful red rimmed leaves in fall.

All of these heucheras have proved hardy here. I'm still up to add a few more, but, so far, the nurseries have been disappointing. Guess they must have gotten Dr. Armitage's message :(
Hopefully, I'll find a couple new ones in the next month or so...

Trilliums (the first to bloom):


Peonies are up...


Brunnera Hadspen's Cream has really increased this year...I'm so pleased with it


that I've added another, Brunnera Variegata...this one has whiter edges vs the cream of the one above...


In my view of doing what works (vs what I may want...), I am giving up on the bulbs and thymes under the saucer magnolia...and just letting the brunneras have the area.

The first epimedium to bloom....I'm pleased to report that all are returning this year. It's encouraging enough that I may add a few more of these as well...


A single bloom of Ipheion Rolf Fiedler...


Mohawk Viburnum.....Korean Spice is also blooming and the perfume this year is finally what I had hoped for (you can smell in walking by on the road...hehe)...


This camellia shows such promise....it was down to this one branch...and look now...


The lungworts are going....this is probably Mrs. Moon...



Bridal Wreath Spirea....


One of those tiny bulbs that reminds you to plant many more....Scilla


Finally, an update....the spirea did turn yellow just as was predicted by an informed commenter (thanks!)...


Now...I just have to decide if it should stay with those tulips! I didn't anticipate their blooming with the yellow leaves. Yikes!

More to come....more daffodils, oh yes!

4 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

WOW ! ... I am loving your garden : )
I am a fan of heuchera as well and have a few .. and want many more : )
My favorite brunnera is still Jack Frost .. the colour and marbling justmakes me love it to death .. but then again I have seen a few other cultivars I might just want to try out as well ? haha
Great pictures of some marvalous plants !

Sue Ellen said...

I love the heucheras. I have a few of those that you pictured and saw several more that I would like to add especially 'Midnight Rose'. I will be looking forward to more daffodils.

Shady Gardener said...

You have a great collection of heucheras! I've found some varieties are a little more sensitive than others. Yours look wonderful, though. :-) Happy Spring!!

kate smudges said...

The Heucheras are all so beautiful. I love the Ipheion and the Epimedium. I keep trying to imagine your garden because there is so many wonderful plants. I'm having plant envy!!

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