Saturday, March 24, 2007

SPRING, SPRING, SPRING

The heather is still blooming well. We have white, pink, and darker pink. Now that the weather is warmer and we're getting more sun I expect it will begin to fade. It's real pleasure to have the heather blooming during the dark, leafless months.

Assorted early blossoms. A little patch of violas, that's the little blue/purple/white ground cover. A white ground cover, not sure which. A few birght yellow daffodils and the flowers in the front. Mom calls them rock hyacinths. But, the leaves aren't hyacinth like. They look almost like swiss chard actually. LOL But, the flowers are really pretty. Lighter pink with a darker center. They don't need a lot attention, water, or fertilizer. The snails don't even seem to like them all that well. If anyone recognizes them, please let me know what you think they are. The darker green ground cover in the back is bearberry or kinnikinnik. We planted six three years ago. So far three and a half have survived so far.

This is a hot, hard to water corner so anything that can survive being ignored for days at a time will do very well.

Ever notice that yellow daffodils are the same color as the forsythia blooms. My route home has a forsythia hedge that looks like it's about thirty feet long and a good ten feet or so high. Very, very spectacular. And very, very yellow.

Some of the three dozen or so cream and yellow daffodils in the front yard. They are in three groups, just behind the lavender and new shrubs. There are an equal number of tulips in the plantings. They should be blooming within a few days, with luck. Pictures coming soon.

5 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Your gardens are amazing. You and your Mom could have your own business. Gorgeous. --Cin

mlraminiak said...

I think your mystery plant is a bergenia.  Very pretty.  Slugs don't like 'em huh?  Maybe I need to plant me some...

The thing I don't like about forsythias is that they bloom for such a short time each spring, and the rest of the time they are kind of an unruly, unremarkable bush.  They are pretty spectacular for those few weeks the do bloom, though...

thesheatons said...

After some research, I think Lisa is right, and we have some bergenia. The plants came from my grandmothers yard, I don't know where she got them or how long they were there.

krobbie67 said...

I don't think I've commented here in a while, but I've been around. I thought I'd make a peep now and say: "Wow! The yard looks beautiful." :-)

hope5555 said...

Ah, gorgeous. We're about a month behind you here in Minnesota.  I did see the beginnings of a tulip poking up in my yard today though.