Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Still inside and out
Aha! I thought this was sort of a weird in-between time for my garden. After scanning both this blog and Garden Rant, I see that I barely posted for Bloom Day last April, just flinging up a hellebore image (and those have been blooming for a few weeks).
However, there is more happening than just hellebores, though it’s not terribly exciting. The scilla are multiplying in the front beds, the new hellebores have come up, and some species tulips are starting to show buds. These recently-purchased hellebores are quite dark, and I am relieved to see that I have some double whites and pinks coming in from Plant Delights this year. The plants do very well here; these maroon blooms are more than I got the first year after I planted my white ones.
Inside, the hippeastrum will not go gently into their off-season. I have a white one still blooming and a red one still in bud. And maybe a couple more. If this keeps up, I’ll be able to bring them outside to enliven a late spring gathering.
As always, garden bloggers' bloom day is thanks to Carol/May Dreams Gardens.