Garden Pics-week of May6

sazzyrose(2b Sk)May 6, 2007

Some new blooms for me:

Romance snow crocus. Very tiny flowers. Personally, these are not one of my favorites.

Turkestanica Tulip.

Dasystemon Tarda Tulip

Puschkinia libanotica

Chionodoxa forbesii

These were from from Grandmothers farm. I would like to get more of these this fall.


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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

Very pretty Shelley! Those are some wild looking stamen on those Turkestanica Tulips! Do ya think anyone would mind if I brought a shovel to your Grandmother's farm too?! ;^) Those Chionodoxa forbesii are really pretty!

We've finally had a nice rain for the past couple of days, so things are really growing now. Now the tulips just need a bit of sun to open up.

The stripped scilla are new for me this spring. I like their dainty little flowers.

Red Pasque Flower

We've had a few people posting pictures of their rhubarb, so I thought I'd post ones of my ornamental ones.
Here's Rheum palmatum var. atrosanguineum:

And here's Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum. Notice the difference in the shape of the leaves.

If the weatherman is right(and when aren't they?LOL)it's supposed to hit 27*C on Wednesday. That'll sure give things a boost!


    Bookmark   May 6, 2007 at 12:28PM
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Yipee! My first blooms!


    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 1:33AM
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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

Very pretty tulips Susan! Btw, I've got the same solar lights as'em!

The marsh marigolds are blooming. They're always so cheery looking.:)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 5:46PM
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north53 Z1b MB(zone 1b Canada)

Here's the first bloom in my yard. I've forgotten what this is. Does arabis sound correct? I'm still waiting for the first tulips to open.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 5:50PM
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Very pretty everyone!! Guess I'll *have* to do some shopping so I can join in the spring fun next year. ;o)


    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 12:46PM
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sazzyrose(2b Sk)

More Tulips have started.

Toronto during the day.

Toronto in the evening. I like them much better when they are closing. And my what a difference a day makes.

Species Tulip- Eastern Star. Love the pink color on this one


    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 9:33AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Things are slowly coming to life!

Here are a couple of tulips that are blooming:

This is the peony that has finally budded - i believe its name is 'Mollis'?

Puschkiniav libanotica:

Pulmonaria (not sure of which one):

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 11:04PM
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Been busy this week, so am a little slower getting garden pics..but here is this weeks.....

End of the crocus'

more tulips...

Jacob's ladder bought not to long ago

and the rhodo that is also new this year...blooming in my diningroom. LOL!


    Bookmark   May 10, 2007 at 11:03AM
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sazzyrose(2b Sk)

Sierra, those red and white tulips are absolutely stunning.
What kind are they?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 1:57AM
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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

Yes, those red and white tulips are lovely Sierra!

Marcia, congrats on your peony buds. You definitely have to be patient with some peonies don't you? How's your tree peony doing? It seems that I've got a flower bud coming on one of mine! It's only been three I think it owes me a flower by now!lol

Shelley, I'm the same as you, I prefer when the tulips are more closed than wide open, except for the little species types.

Here's my Purissima tulips that started blooming a couple of days ago.

Creeping phlox

Sempre Avanti daffs

Russian Almond

Nanking cherries with another Russian Almond behind them.

Cheerfulness daffs


    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 9:30AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Laurie, the tree peony had a lot of winterkill and is down to a short stick. I'm hoping it will come back. When yours blooms, give it a sniff - mine was not nicely scented at all and i'm wondering if they're all like that. Peonies usually smell so nice that it was a bit of a shock when i stuck my nose in that one! LOL

    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 11:12PM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Beautiful spring photos everyone, I can't believe how way ahead you gals are in your gardens, are you sure your zone 3. LOL... My garden is just starting ;)

I had some crocus blooming but the damn pocket gopher ate them before I could take a photo!

Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque Flower

Tulipa tarda syn. T. dasystemon

Narcissi Trumpet King Alfred Daffodil (first bloom, they are just starting)

Chionodoxa forbesii

Puschkinia libanotica is pushing right thr some Lamb Ears.

The first of the Tulips just starting as well.

Veronica whitleyi

RHEUM palmatum var. atrosanguineum aka Rheum palmatum var. atropurpureum (dark burgundy leaves/ white blooms) Chinese Ornamental Rhubarb


    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 11:34PM
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alalbertaz2b(z2 AB)

Hi all
I took these pictures yesterday. I am finally getting some blooms around my yard. It has been so cold so far this spring that everything is slow getting going. Here are a few pics so far:

These are snow pansies. I planted them last year and they survived the winter under the snow and are just starting to bloom now.



Grape Hyacinth

Cheers Al

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 8:29AM
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The tulip in the first picture is a Greigii tulip...with the red stripes on the leaves. I can't remember the they were planted a few years ago.

The second pic shows Kaufmanniana 'fashion' in the back and Kaufmanniana 'ancilla' in the front.

Great pics all!


    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 10:18AM
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