Snowdrops are always first, this year on April 4th.
April 15, 2014, three inches of snow on the ground when I woke up in the morning. Flurries still coming down. Yuk. Oh well, hopefully snow will help insulate emerging growth from tonight’s predicted frigid temperatures.
Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’
This year all the daffodils came mid-May due to harsh winter. These are a few of the many varieties.
First daffodils, cultivar unknown
Narcissus ‘Ice Follies,’ yellow turns white with age
Narcissus ‘Calgary’ — one of last to bloom
Iberis sempervirons “Snowflake” last a long time and look wonderful.
Phlox ‘Emerald Blue’ and Hydrangea ‘Snowball’
Mertensia virginiana, bluebells, and Dicentra exima or Fringed Bleeding Heart
geranium sanguineum striatum with Heuchera ‘Jade Gloss’
Lychnis viscaria – German flycatcher
Before the daffodils were finished the iris began. Here are a few of the cultivars I grow.
And the poppies just began.
Late June through August
Hemerocallis ‘Stella D’Or’ starts the daylily season along with ‘Happy Returns’
‘Spring Fantasy’ started early and bloomed through most of the season. I love its sweet scent. Thirty other daylilies grow, many yellows, a white, two blues, two reds and four oranges.
Sempervivum, house leeks or hen-n-chicks are growing everywhere.
Viola cornuta or Johnny Jump Up appear wherever they like.
Anthemis kelwayi, Golden Marguerite
Asclepias ‘Ice Ballet’
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ along with the pink colored variety
Liatris spicata, a native plant
More milkweed – Asclepias ‘Gay Butterflies’
Achillea millefolium or yarrow, this variety is yellow, also have pink, white, and cream types I grew from seed.