The garden is in such a hurry this spring from the warm days we have in March. I do not remember so many flowers all growing at the same time and trying to bloom. With freeze warnings last night and for in the morning too I am afraid that for some of the blooming trees the blooms will be cut short this season. Some of the hardy plants will be just fine but what about the first blooms on my Blue Wisteria vine that I was so thrilled to see?
They were starting to open their buds yesterday so I took more pictures of them just so I could remember the blooms that might have been. The leaves are opening on the trees that would have protected it from the frosts, but a freeze???
One of those plants that is in a hurry is this little Heuchera ‘Hercules’. It is barely started growing this spring and it is already throwing up buds.
The Tiarella ‘Spring Symphony’ Foam Flower is just starting to bloom but it looks smaller this year so some soil amendments are the next thing in order for this shady bed.
The ‘Hot Pants’ tulip is getting a little darker pink but not the purple it is suppose to be yet so it may my soil that is holding the color to pink.
But in the over all look of the front bed the pink goes better with the Dicentra Bleeding Hearts and Iberis Candytuft groundcover.
The Bluebells in this bed are getting big and setting on buds now. This will be their first year in the Shade bed so I am anxious to see how they look here when they are in bloom.
The large old Lilac bushes are looking pretty now with the lilacs all blooming. The butterflies are starting to show up to feast on them.
But the blooms will most likely come to a fast end now.
They smell divine and I see a bouquet of them well be brought made so I can enjoy them indoors.
Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ and ornamental strawberry is blooming. I got it because I loved the pink color of its blooms and it does grow a few very small berries on it which the birds always enjoy. They usually get to them before I do.
Ajuga ‘Burgundy Glow’, a ground cover, is spreading and blooming now where it grows below the front maple tree. The gnomes are going to get moved as soon as the gardener remembers to get them out of the shed. I remember them when I am running around taking pictures and then forget about them afterwards.
So while some of the spring flowers that were in such a hurry are fading there are others to take their place. In the Woodland bed spring wildflowers and rows of irises are growing. Peonies buds are also starting to set on the old peony plants while there are hopes for some first blooms on two newer ones.
Everyone have a Blessed Easter weekend and God Bless.