My Spring Garden!!

midnightsmum (Z4, ON)April 24, 2014

Well, we survived the first winter in this house. Last Fall I planted 298 bulbs for Spring, and they are starting to make a showing, along with a few perennials I seeded last year!!

A nice clump of Crocuses
Some miniature reticulated iris
A small piece of my Mum's Jacob's Ladder and a Money Plant that came from seed last year.
the world's tiniest anemones - about the size of a quarter!!
I am hopeful that this is Sweet William - either that or a very pampered weed!!

As always, my helpers lent a hand, or should I say paw!!


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peachymomo(Ca 8)

Looks good! I love your bulb color combos, purple/yellow/white is one of my favorites.

I can confirm that your last plant is Sweet William, I've been nursing along some lookalikes all winter and the first two finally started to bloom.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 3:22PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

lol, Peachymomo - thanks for the confirmation! I was hopeful. I put a lot of seed in last spring, but someone came and did us a favour and put lots of nice earth into that garden - seeds were mostly buried!!


    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 4:01PM
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Exciting to see the fruit of your labor. Do you know the variety of anemone? I have a hardy geranium with similar foliage.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 6:09PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Doesn't it give you a thrill, that first bit of color telling you spring has finally arrived :).


    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:03PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Oh it was such a long winter - yes - so excited. Schoolhouse - that plant is so tiny I almost missed it - I meant to go back out and take another picture with a quarter beside it!! I'll look to see if I kept the package the corms came in and let you know!!

Thanks all. Nancy.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:17PM
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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

How exciting !! All your hard work certainly paid off and as some of those multiply it will only get better!
You mention it was your first winter in your house, did you move to a much colder zone or have you always been in that area?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 9:44AM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Lilyfinch - I have always been in this zone, so am used to the winters, they just seem to get longer as I get older. ;-)


    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 1:52PM
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I am also in zone 4 - and I agree, while the years seem to go faster, the winters seem to get longer - how can that be?

I have very few things poking up yet. I haven't spotted a crocus yet, but a couple of hyacinths and tulips are surfacing. The Iris are the only things that are more than a couple of inches tall. We have a week of rain predicted, so I am expecting a lot of greening-up soon.

On the other hand, in my grow room under lights, I have several things already blooming (started to early?) petunias, bachelor buttons, impatiens, lobelia, and dwarf coreopsis are all making flowers. I just hope I can keep them happy for another month in pots.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 7:55AM
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