Alas, the freeze last night really zapped the spring blossoms. But here are some memories.
This one is from the hospital garden I tend. I think this is the old Ice Follies, which managed to pretty much bloom out before the cold onslaught. A local Springfest also brought out hordes of college students, who trampled the beds like a herd of wildebeest.
Loper poses in front of Lemon Glow, another earlier one:
Jetfire, an early cyclamineus:
Pink Silk, with Passionale behind it:
Sentinel, another superb pink-cupped cultivar. A close-up, of course, but the flowers are very large.
Golden Echo, with Wisley (larger) in background:
Pink Charm Flowers are smaller than the earlier pinks shown.
White Emperor glistens in early evening.
Not sure of the names of these orange-cupped ones in the back yard.
Some people rave about By George, but I find that it fades in the sun and its stems are not so strong as I would like.
Mon Cheri--short, but long lasting and good stems.
Wisley, a superior early bloomer with excellent stems
Ara--another good early bloomer, with cup held high:
Bloodroot lasted as long this year as they ever do.
This is Toto.
This post was edited by mantis__oh on Fri, May 2, 14 at 20:05