Posts tagged: spring flowers
Planted cheek walls at Chanticleer Garden in Pennsylvania in the U.S.: “blue Hyacinthus, a Chinese Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum and yellow Osteospurmum ‘Voltage’.”
Monet’s garden, Giverny, photographed on May 7, 2012.
Gardening on the cheap: Wonderful tulip display. In the garden of garden author Helen Dillon in Ramelagh, Dublin, Ireland.
Crested Dwarf Iris
My Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) are just beginning to peep through. Love those fragrant little bells. Is anyone growing the pink one (C.m. ‘Rosea’)?
Major garden vines: Wisteria and Laburnum are blooming now at Ness Botanic Garden, a part of Liverpool University.
This is why I love east coast U.S. native Redbuds (Cersis canadensis): the color play between the pink/lavender flowers and the apple green of surrounding spring leaves. YUM! Blooming now at The Morton Arboretum outside Chicago, Illinois in the U.S. Photo by Shelley Jagodzinski Pietrzak.
Old garden rose giant: Lady Banks Rose (Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’) is blooming now in Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S. Is it blooming where you live? Photo by Martha Tate.
It seems that everything is blooming at once this spring. On the way to a project in Northern Virginia, I saw Yoshino Cherries, Weeping Cherries, Pears, Saucer Magnolias, Star Magnolias, Redbuds, Crabapples, Camellia japonicas, and Forsythias. They were all magnificent. But when I got home, what made me go “Ooooh” were my Epimedium (E. x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’). In one day, they had popped up and were almost at full flower. And what an elegant bloom it is.
For Spring Gardens: Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla halleri subsp. styriaca) blooming now at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States.
Photo by Liz Guzynski.
Blooming in my garden now: Buttercup Winterhazel (Corylopsis pauciflora). Skip the ubiquitous Forsythia and plant this instead.
Masses of ‘Tommies’ (Crocus tommasiniannus). Native to Bulgaria and Hungary, these little bulbs will spread and naturalize. I live in a town that began in the early 20th century and right now everywhere you look front lawns look like this. It’s quite lovely. Photo by J. Caceano. Sorry but I’ve forgotten where I found this photo. If anyone knows, please, post it here.