Sunday, April 28, 2019

New Plants

Spring is usually the time where I make my big plant purchases.  We have a nice bit of cool(ish) weather and more rain.  And I think plants planted in the spring have a better chance of making it through the winter... assuming the make it through that first summer!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Foxglove, Roses and Cross Vine

Some flowers from this gorgeous spring.

I know I have dozens of photos of this plant, but I absolutely love it.  The largest of the three plants is now in full bloom.  Sigh.

I did a really heavy prune on my roses this year, and they have bounced back stunningly.  These are really the first big blooms of the year, but they are gorgeous!

The cross vine, so ugly and bare for most of the year, pops into color for a few weeks in the spring. For whatever reason, this year the cross vine looks worse than it has in past years...  But the individual flower is beautiful.

Transplant trials

I have not purchased a whole lot of new plants this year.  I am sort of waiting to see what fills in, and where the empty spots are after the bluebonnets are gone.  But I have transplanted a few things.  I am finally to a point where a few of my plants have grown enough that I can divide them.

Monday, April 8, 2019

April Flowers

With the bluebonnets clustered at the base of the my one blooming iris, this photo just screams spring.  These are the free irises I picked up two years ago at Natural Gardener.  Last year I had one, low-growing bloom, but this year I have the full things.  There is one more bloom sprouting behind it.  Since i didn't pick these out, I have no idea what variety they are.  I love them anyway :o)

This is the time of year for my Foxglove to be center stage. 

I transplanted my first one from behind the gate three years ago, and it has tripled in size.  Two years ago I transplanted two more.  They are blooming this year, and I hope them to really fill in this.  

There are a couple more beyond the fence that I may transplant as well.

And the roses that I gave a pretty hard pruning to in February are starting to reap the rewards.  First blooms are just appearing.

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