Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day is finally showing off some of the early spring bloomers. Grape hyacinths are such vigorous plants that I have divided them and moved some to the other side of the garden, and given a couple of clumps to friends. They are amazing plants, with foliage that waits for the flowers all winter long.
I bought about 100 Mary Gay Lirette daffodils last fall. My intention was to create a river of the same daffodils and Mary Gay Lirette seemed like a good choice because the flower would change from cream and yellow to a salmon shade – which is happening. The river of daffs runs in front of my rose bushes. I don’t remember planting the scillas along with the daffs, but I think they make good companions.
Needless to say, I have other daffodils here and there. I have planted a few the past four autumns as we began making our new garden for our new house.
It seems I always have a mystery plant. This one will provide taller flowers and I think its name has something to do with lion. Any ideas?
I have a lot of epimediums, and they are good spreaders. The color of this variety is unusual and if you get out your magnifying glass you may be able to see that there are buds ready to bloom. Most of the foliage comes in shades of green.
These double bloodroots are just beginning to bloom. I don’t know if I have lost the other clump, or it might just be late. We’ll see.
These lovely fringed bleeding hearts were growing against the house foundation facing the sun. It is one of my earliest bloomers and I love it. It blooms for a long time.
Last spring, given a nudge by a good friend, I decided to give hellebores a try. I planted three, and found a weakling hellebore among the fallen leaves. I don’t remember planting that fourth plant. Looking at my line of four hellebores and some epimediums I decided I needed more hellebores for a neater arrangement. I bought two more, different colors and forms, all lovely. The epimediums have been moved to the back garden.
There are shoots coming up everywhere and some of those shoots will bring us more spring flowers.
I thank Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for giving us Bloom Day and this opportunity show off and share our gardens. There is always something new to discover.
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I think your mystery plant is called dorenicum – leopards bane. Thanks for sharing your garden!
Eileen – Thank you so much! You are correct! I appreciate your letting me know!
Hello Pat! New house? I’ve missed something somewhere. I better go look. I loved seeing your spring beauties. Oh my how I have fallen for epimediums and hellebores. I bought six more hellebores this spring. They just came in the mail. Hope your spring is off to a good start. In your garden, it sure looks like it. ~~Dee
Dee – I have been thinking of you so much with weather in your part of the world, although I am not sure exactly where you are in Oklahoma. We lived in the little farm town of Heath for 36 years, and then almost 6 years ago moved into the valley, in town. We left 60 acres happily for a quarter acre. I think we are off to a good start – and in the rain I finally found a Beauty of Moscow lilac!