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.
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!!!
Johnny is tough isn't he!
I love finding the first little Johnnies of spring!
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 ;)
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
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!!
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!!!!
Very nice pic's Laurie and Sharon. I can't wait to see more.
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! ;)
Hyacinth Double 'Holyhock', blooming indoors ;)
Once they wither down I will plant them in the garden.
I bet it smells heavenly Sharon! Love that rich colour too.
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
Isn't is nice to see blooms finally Sharon.
I have a couple things poking through now too....Finally
Romance Snow crocus
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 ;)
Puschkinia libanotica Striped Squill
Anemone coronaria 'Lord Lieutenant'
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, I believe the ones from your grandma's farm are called Scilla siberica, the flowers nod down, Chionodoxa forbesii face up.
Here is a link that might be useful: Scilla siberica
A couple from me - not much going on here either.
A couple of crocuses:
A few things have been blooming lately.
The real Chionodoxa forbesii
And Pink Giant
Toronto Tulip....oh my have these multiplied.
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 ;)
Awesome blooms everyone! I need to plant more spring bulbs for sure b/c those are all awesome!
Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'
Sempervivum GRANADA - one of my new ones that I ordered this spring, I love the red it.
Draba rigida v imbricata
Arabis caucasica ÂRoseaÂ
Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris Red Clock 'Rode Klokke'
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.
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.
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
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.
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!