First Flowers of 2008

sazzyrose(2b Sk)April 11, 2008

I am sure lots of you have something happening outside.

I was pretty excited to see this little bloom this morning.

After the pouring rain yesterday, this flowerbed is finally almost snow free.

Spring is on the way.

Shelley

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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

Oh, what a happy little face that is to see! I checked mine a couple of days ago, and nothing yet, but I'm sure there'll be something in a day or two. I love spring!!!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 9:56PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Johnny is tough isn't he!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 1:17AM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

I love finding the first little Johnnies of spring!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 12:00PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)


Snow Crocus



Iris reticulata

Ahh, a little cheating here, remember those bulbs/plants that I bought at clearance sale price at Veseys late last fall, they were overwintering in the pumphouse and I brought them up today.

Those little cheery blooms made my day ;)

Sharon

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 6:58PM
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savona(z2bBCCanada)

awww..they are a sight for snow blind eyes..lol..Sharon I approve of your kind of cheating..I keep looking but all I see is a few noses out of the ground around here so keep the pictures coming..savona

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 1:58AM
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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

Sharon, I love that rich blue of those reticulatas! I noticed 2 days ago that mine are starting to poke up out of the ground, so they'll be blooming shortly as it doesn't take them long.

Here's a pic of one of the clumps of my snow crocus that started blooming yesterday.

It won't be long before we'll have to get the weekly picture thread going again..... I can hardly wait!!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2008 at 10:50PM
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CrazyDaisy_68

Oh man this is just what I need to see on a day like this! Awesome blooms and great colours to brighten the spirits on this miserable weather day! LOL

I cannot wait to start seeing the weekly thread start up again for two reasons. Number one, gotta love seeing those bloomers and number two, I gots me a new fun toy to "play" with... hubby surprised me with a Canon Rebel Digital SLR camera about a month ago! YAY!!!!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 3:10PM
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sazzyrose(2b Sk)

Very nice pic's Laurie and Sharon. I can't wait to see more.

Shelley

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 4:18PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Very nice soft yellow Crocus Laurie, mine in the ground should be sprouting any day now. Hopefully the gophers won't get at them before I take a photo! ;)

Sharon

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 5:57PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)


Hyacinth Double 'Holyhock', blooming indoors ;)

Once they wither down I will plant them in the garden.

Sharon

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 3:28PM
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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

I bet it smells heavenly Sharon! Love that rich colour too.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 5:53PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Finally some life in my garden. The s**** storm in April really set us back!



Crocus Romance Snow


Sempervivum CARMEN - the colours in the Semps really intensifies in cooler temps.


Galanthus elwesii Snowdrop

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 4:29PM
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sazzyrose(2b Sk)

Isn't is nice to see blooms finally Sharon.
I have a couple things poking through now too....Finally

Romance Snow crocus

Puschkinia libanotica

Chionodoxa forbesii

Shelley

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 1:03AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Very nice Shelley, looks like everyone got those Romance Crocus as a bonus gift from Botanus a few years ago. LOL

Here is a lit' tiny weeny plant that is blooming today.

DRABA species mix, seed wintersowed last year, only a couple germinated last year so I dumped the whole container later in the season and now I see many that have germinated this spring.

Anyone know which species this is? I know there are soooo many ;)

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 5, 2008 at 11:17PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)


Puschkinia libanotica Striped Squill


Anemone coronaria 'Lord Lieutenant'

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 4:05PM
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sazzyrose(2b Sk)

I love that Anemone, Sharon. One of my friends mothers just loves any type of anemone.

And I am wrong about my Chionodoxa forbesii. I believe they are Siberian Scilla. I received the bulbs from my grandmothers farm the other year. And I was sure they were glory of the snow. But I purchased some Chionodoxa forbesii bulbs last fall and the 2 are nothing alike.

Shelley

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 1:14AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Shelley, I believe the ones from your grandma's farm are called Scilla siberica, the flowers nod down, Chionodoxa forbesii face up.

Sharon

Here is a link that might be useful: Scilla siberica

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 1:13PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

A couple from me - not much going on here either.

A couple of crocuses:

Iris reticulata:

    Bookmark   May 11, 2008 at 9:25AM
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sazzyrose(2b Sk)

A few things have been blooming lately.
The real Chionodoxa forbesii

And Pink Giant

Tulip Tarda

Toronto Tulip....oh my have these multiplied.

Shelley

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 12:45AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Very nice Marcia and Shelley!
A few things that started to bloom yesterday....


Muscari latifolium Grape Hyacinths


Narcissus King Alfred Daffodil


Tulipa Darwin Apeldoorn Tulips


RHEUM palmatum var. atrosanguineum Ornamental Rhubarb


Petunia Shockwave Pink Vein - the greenhouse is full of them, just waiting till May long weekend to plant them ;)

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 3:31PM
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CrazyDaisy_68

Awesome blooms everyone! I need to plant more spring bulbs for sure b/c those are all awesome!

Ang

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 5:51PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)


Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'


Sempervivum GRANADA - one of my new ones that I ordered this spring, I love the red it.


Orostachys spinosum


Draba rigida v imbricata


Arabis caucasica ÂRoseaÂ


Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque Flower


Pulsatilla vulgaris Red Clock 'Rode Klokke'

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 10:22PM
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sazzyrose(2b Sk)

Looky looky. I was pretty happy this week when this started to bloom. I can't wait to get it into the ground to see what the blooms look like then.

Blue Girl

Shelley

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 11:54PM
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wpg_girl

I'm surprised that no one has posted any primrose in the first flower pictures. So here is one:


I received this for Easter a couple of years ago, and plunked it in my garden on a whim. I didn't know they could do so well in our climate. But this litte sweetie is always the first one to bloom, often under the snow. It has been blooming beautifully now for a few weeks, despite the snow and ice we've had.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 2:23PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

What a pretty blue primrose wpg_girl, wish you knew the name!

Shelley, Blue Girl is so pretty!

Two more blooming today....


Tulipa tarda syn. T. dasystemon


Veronica whitleyi

Sharon

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 6:40PM
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wpg_girl

Sorry, I'm terrible with names. Especially the scientific names. And there are so many types of primroses! I'm not even sure what variety I have.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2008 at 12:06AM
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debbie_z2

Everyone's pics are just awesome! (not only in this message, but the others as well)
You are not only great gardeners, but take beautiful photo's too!
Debbie

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 9:48PM
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