SPRING 2014

Snowdrops are always first

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.
MAY
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

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

First daffodils, cultivar unknown

Narcissus Ice Follies

Narcissus ‘Ice Follies,’ yellow turns white with age

Narcissus 'Mondragon'

Narcissus ‘Mondragon’

Narcissus 'Chromacolor'

Narcissus ‘Chromacolor’

Narcissus 'Thalia'

Narcissus ‘Thalia’

Narcissus 'Calgary'

Narcissus ‘Calgary’ — one of last to bloom

Iberis sempervirons "Snowflake"

Iberis sempervirons “Snowflake” last a long time and look wonderful.

Phlox 'Emerald Blue' and Hydrangea 'Snowball'

Phlox ‘Emerald Blue’ and Hydrangea ‘Snowball’

Mertensia virginiana, bluebells, and Dicentra exima or Fringed Bleeding Heart

Mertensia virginiana, bluebells, and Dicentra exima or Fringed Bleeding Heart

geranium sanguineum striatum with Heuchera 'Jade Gloss'

geranium sanguineum striatum with Heuchera ‘Jade Gloss’

JUNE

Lychnis viscaria

Lychnis viscaria – German flycatcher


Before the daffodils were finished the iris began. Here are a few of the cultivars I grow.
Celestial Sunshine

‘Celestial Sunshine’

'Immortality'

‘Immortality’

'Romantic Evening'

‘Romantic Evening’

'Stellar Lights'

‘Stellar Lights’


And the poppies just began.
Papaver 'Turkenlouis'

Papaver ‘Turkenlouis’

Late June through August

Hemerocallis 'Stella D'Or'

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.

‘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

Sempervivum, house leeks or hen-n-chicks are growing everywhere.

Viola cornuta or Johnny Jump Up

Viola cornuta or Johnny Jump Up appear wherever they like.

Anthemis kelwayi, Golden Marguerite

Anthemis kelwayi, Golden Marguerite

Asclepias 'Ice Ballet'

Asclepias ‘Ice Ballet’

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ along with the pink colored variety

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata, a native plant

More milkweed - Asclepias 'Gay Butterflies'

More milkweed – Asclepias ‘Gay Butterflies’

Achillea (Yarrow)

Achillea millefolium or yarrow, this variety is yellow, also have pink, white, and cream types I grew from seed.

Advertisements