What is your favorite Spring blooms?
Do you have a favorite Spring fragrance?
Join us for Fertilizer Friday with our hostess Tootsie
over at “Tootsie Time”.
I can tell that thinks are really growing around
here by the sneezes I make. It really is getting
into the sneezin' season.
The trees are leafing out and clouds of yellow pollen
are flying through the air.
Around here there are so many pine trees in the
woods and as they start to grow so does the pollen
count. Everything gets covered with a yellow coating
so forget about washing the car, the windows or the
porches down until it is all over.
At the same time the fuzzy oak
blooms and whirly-gig seed pods from the sugar
maples are flying through the air and collecting
in piles. They always end up in the mulched
flowerbeds regardless of where the trees are located.
Hundreds of tiny maple seedlings from last years
missed seeds are trying to come up all over the
flowerbeds and need raking out before they get
a good start at growing into miniature forests in all
of the beds.
The Daffodils and Tulips are blooming very well now
out in the different flower beds.
Wow, do those colors clash or what?
Bright yellows are everywhere now.
Yellow just pulls a smile onto your face, admit it.
I am not fond of the color orange but it does brighten
this yellow tulip with ribbons of fire.
In this bed along with the fiery tulips
the Foxgloves, Stachy, Astilbe, Monarda,
Phlox, Penstemon, Achillea and some Lupines
are starting to grow.
The butterflies and bees love this bed when it is
in full bloom.
The fragrance of Hyacinths is in the air.
The ground Phlox is creeping and blooming….
…and so is the Myrtle or Vinca.
I have a hate love going on with this ground cover.
Never ever plant it in a bed that you may want to
move it from later. It is of course a ground cover
and will take over and crowd out other plants.
I have been pulling it up from one moved bed
for years so take it from me and grow it on a bank
where nothing else will grow. It roots go on forever
and yes it will root on top of mulch.
In a one word description ‘invasive’.
Move it now! LOL!
I have it in a light purple and a deeper colored purple.
I fall in love all over again each spring with Jack Frost
Brunnera and its gorgeous blue forget me not blooms.
Some of last years pansies have seeded and
are growing in the flowerboxes but I need to
sow some more for this fall.
This plant I am really excited to have newly blooming
in the flower bed. Dicentra Bleeding Hearts.
They were planted last fall so they are still babies
but they are starting to get those little heart shaped blooms
on them now.
I admired them so much in Catherine’s garden
at “ A Garden in Progress” that I had to get them
for my garden.
Dicentra alba Bleeding Hearts
The old fashioned lilacs on the old bushes are
just about ready open. They came from my
Grandma’s bushes almost forty years ago now
and are about fourteen feet tall now and fan out
at the top at about eight feet or more.
When they reach full bloom the yard will be
filled with their fragrance. This is my favorite
spring fragrance and in the summer it is the
tall phlox that grows in each of my flower beds.
I couldn’t help but venture out yesterday as a
drizzle of rain was falling on a cooler and cloudier
day to snap a picture of them.
And I had to cut a bouquet to bring into the house
So what is blooming in your garden now?
Do you have a favorite Spring flower ?
Or do you have one from you Grandmother or Mothers
Do you have one just for the fragrance alone?
“Flaunt Those Spring Blooms”
Happy Gardening Everyone !
Until Next Time, Lona