Category Archives: Spring

The First Round of Iris Flowers

Iris ‘Devil’s Playground’ – Not actually my plant, we’re giving it as a gift to someone but it was here and flowering so here’s a picture. NOID Dwarf Iris – This has traditionally been the first Iris to bloom for … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – April 2011

Compared to last April I can see we’re still a little behind last year, but clearly all the new bulbs I planted in the fall are making my April garden much more interesting. The patch of Daffodils I showed last … Continue reading

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Some spring bulbs

Sorry to everyone who lives anywhere warm, but this is the first day I’ve actually seen flowers open in my own yard so it’s pretty exciting. Galanthus nivalis This has been showing “colour” for a long time but just when … Continue reading

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Canada Blooms 2011 Part 2 – Tulips

The biggest thing about Canada Blooms just might be that it means spring is right around the corner. And with it come the bulbs. Here are a few of the Tulip pictures I took this year: This purple one on … Continue reading

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Canada Blooms, 2011

On Friday I went to Canada Blooms for the first time and had a good enough time I guess. There were highs and lows and tulips. Lots and lots of Tulips. I’ll start out with what I didn’t like: The … Continue reading

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Musella lasiocarpa made it through winter and now what?

Spring seemed to hit yesterday in full swing. Bulbs seemed to shoot up in just hours and I decided to do a little cleanup. Part if it included digging my hardy banana (which I now feel I can say without … Continue reading

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Euphorbia myrsinites flowering & Hosta ‘June’

This opened a few days ago. It’s actually the only thing that bridges the flower gap between Daffodils and Dwarf Iris. Euphorbia myrsinites The blues and yellows play off beautifully with my Hosta ‘June’ while the sharp texture of the … Continue reading

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Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’

Attractive yellow flowers in April lead to relatively large red fruit in the fall giving this Dogwood the common name “Cornelian Cherry.” Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ These don’t seem overly popular and I’m not sure why. I haven’t seen a … Continue reading

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Spring flowering Witch-Hazels

I’d posted a picture of Hamamelis virginiana flowering in November and was was pretty alright all things considered. The trouble is that there’s so much going on in November that it doesn’t seem quite as special as Hamamelis x intermedia … Continue reading

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Snowdrops & More

I went for a walk today to break in my new work shoes. Ouch. I should have been doing that a while ago but with only a days notice for starting… Well, three band-aids on my right heel, 2 on … Continue reading

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