What’s blooming!

Another Blooming Day has rolled around.  And what a gorgeous day, too.  We had lows last night at 40.  Not quite a freeze, but pretty darn cold.  I had brought in my seedlings just in case.

My garden is kind of just at the green stage right now.  I need to think about mid spring blooms after the tulips fade.

Anyway, lots of spiderwort coming up.  This stuff is pretty invasive, too.  It migrates.

 

I have more lily of the valley.  It is on the south side of the house and the north side.  The south side gets the sun and the plants flower early.  On the north side in full shade, the LOTV bloom a couple weeks later.  Hooray for extended bloom time!

I also lost some of my ferns from this funky winter, but one kind came up.

I got my hanging baskets together.  This is the purple allysum with flowering tobacco.  I am hoping hummingbirds come to the flowering tobacco.

(Excuse the porch – we are repainting it currently).  This will fill out nicely in a few weeks.  I have 3 of these hanging on the front porch.

This is the gerbera daisy with the sweet potato vines.

This will be an interesting combo.  I have heard the sweet potato vines can get really long.

I have 2 pots like this.

These pots sit at the top of the front steps.  I have 3 more big containers on the back porch that I need to get plants for, so maybe more green house shopping in my very near future!

We just got back from dinner with my folks. Today is my dad’s 71st birthday.   We have a warm weekend coming up and I get to meet another blogger this weekend!

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7 thoughts on “What’s blooming!

  1. Kimberley

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!!!

    The LOTV are so lovely…they remind me of my lovely grandmother who has been gone for so long now.

    Gerberas are so gorgeous…definitely on my top ten list.

    Enjoy the weekend!
    Kimberley´s last blog post ..Atkins Day 168

  2. deb

    I can grow me some sweet potato vine. 🙂 I love that stuff. Had my best luck with the green though. I tried petunias and sweet potato vine in one hanging basket and the sweet potato totally took over! If you start getting alot of holes in the leaves look for itty bitty snails….Two years in a row i had to battle those on my sweet potato vines but easy enough to fix…..Looks like your going to have a beautiful flower filled year! Hugs! deb

  3. Sharon

    There was a GORGEOUS patch of tulips in full bloom at the Sagamore yesterday, so I got one more tulip fix before leaving NY. And am so envious of the gerberas – my favorite flower (seems I say that a lot, doesn’t it?) and they don’t do well in HOT, HOT weather so none looked healthy enough to buy before we left home. A nursery just down from us here in Bolton has what seems like hundreds of them and they are beautiful! Guess I’ll have to enjoy pictures of yours all summer.

    Tell that other blogger hello and I am so sorry I missed being part of this meeting by just a few hours. We are off to Vermont soon, but leaving with wonderful memories of this week and meeting you was a HUGE part of it.
    Sharon´s last blog post ..One Day South, Next Day North (Part 1)

  4. Fran

    Happy birthday to your Dad Lori. Not only do we have the same age and our birthday’s close, our Dad’s did too. Because my Dad’s birthday was on the 17th.

    Love the flowers as usual. My garden is blooming well too at the moment, I love it most during Spring and enjoy watching at it every day.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Friday May 18, 2012: The Food Edition

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