List of sequence of blooms and for how long- Part 1

cheerpeopleJuly 1, 2005

I was reading a book and the author included a helpful list of what

worked in her garden and how long it bloomed. I used that as a

reference in my plant choices. This year I decided to keep a record

or my own garden and share it.

I will be sending this info in several different posts as time


If you'd like to keep track of this in your garden and share it

might give me some ideas of other things to try.

ok here goes...I'm going to be doing this is small parts during

breaks at work.

You might want to do a cut and paste of them if you want

the 'collection'

Starting with the first things to bloom and going to the last one.

for my zone 5a garden. (A) = annual P = perennial B = biennial


BRUNIFOLIA - draba, (P) groundcover, 1-2" tall, bloooms yellow-

mar16-approx 3 weeks. full sun, slow grower

SCILLA SIBERICA - siberian squill, bulb, 2" tall, blooms blue-

April 1 for 1-2 weeks, can be sown in lawn and mowed later. full sun

IRIS RETICULATA - dwarf, (P) 3-5" purple blooms, April 12 for 3

weeks . full sun

'VON SION" heirloom daffoldil-, bulb 10" yellow April 13- for 10

days. full sun

RED BUD TREE, 4 ft tall now, pink april 13 for 23 days .full sun

CROCUS bulb yellow 2 " tall. a few days full sun

FORGET ME NOT- 5" tall, (P)? true blue, April 13- and still blooming

on July 1! Part sun


blooms second year from seed. April 16 for 35 days. full sun

GRAPE HYACINTH - bulb, blue, 4" tall, full sun or part sun, nasty

grassy foliage. April 16 for 25 days

DWARF IRIS- unnamed purple and white - 10 " tall, April 20 for 30

days full sun

CAMASSIA- bulb with lovely purple flowers - 18" sun- april 23 for

20 days

Next email will start May


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Maude_IA(z5-SE Iowa)

This is a great idea because it will help us fill those voids that seem to occur between the gorgeous parts.
Thanks for suggesting it. I will have to keep records this year to see what's missing.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2005 at 7:17PM
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koszta_kid(Iowazone 5)

That is one of my biggest problem planting too many plant that that bloom early. I'm moving ones around so can have color all season long. Dividing and sharing when gets little cooler.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2005 at 9:42AM
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