What’s Blooming!

We had a couple of really warm days this week and the garden just popped right up!  Some plants I thought were lost poked out of the ground and I was thrilled to see that.


More tulips came up the week – the late ones.  These are King’s Blood:


Purple passion:


Maureen and Queen of the Night:


One lone Shirley tulip:


Sadly, a squirrel or something nipped this one right off the day after I took this picture.

Christmas Marvel:


I don’t edit these for color at all. The colors just glow in cloudy weather and really is my favorite weather to take pictures in, either that or early morning.

My bleeding hearts are getting ready to bloom! Likely next week.  Love these plants 😀


If anyone wants tall old-fashioned daylilies, let me know – I have a ton here.

The is the amethyst-in-snow centaura:


These are my containers this year. I went all foliage with a sweet potato vine, sun tolerant coleus and persian shield – which I was so happy to find at the garden center.



This will look cool when it fills out (hopefully).  You can see the dirt that a squirrel dug out of the container.  This is why I can’t have nice things…

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15 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. debby

    Your tulips always look like the pictures on the packages. Mine usually flop over. I think they must like your long cold winters! My favorite is that amethyst in the snow–how unusual! And it looks like you’ve got a bearded iris ready to pop!
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    1. Lori Post author

      You might want to try impression tulips. They have the nice thick stems and maybe they would do better?

      Yes – my bearded iris exploded in buds this week – squee!!

  2. deb

    Don’t you just LOVE sweet potato vine?? !! I’ve never heard of Persian Shield…i look forward too seeing it larger. Day lilies are mostly what the builder planted at our new home… I’ve been fertilizing them and they are blooming their heads off! Watch out for snails with the sweet potato vine. I couldn’t figure out what was eating my vines in TX…… i almost had to get a magnifying glass to see the tiny, tiny snail eating the leaves…… crazy…. I need to look for vines….. Have you ever tried growing one from a sweet potato kinda like you do with an avocado pit?? Hugs! deb
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  3. Helen

    My tulips are done now. Oh well, at least I got to enjoy them this week. Believe it or not, even with the fact that I have a patio in place of a back yard, I fight the squirrels too! Oooooh it makes me mad when I find one of them has been trying to bury something in my containers!

    I need to start working on the patio containers but now they’re calling for cooler than normal weather next week, which doesn’t make me feel very motivated.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I want to do more containers, but they aren’t selling all the annuals I want yet because it is still a little cool. Memorial weekend is the biggest gardening weekend.

  4. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Your tulips just make me happy! I only have a few tulip plants, and so far only ONE bloom this year. I decided to enjoy it full time and brought it inside in a tiny vase. The amethyst-in-snow centaura is very cool, I’m not familiar with it. Also, I think your foliage planter will be fabulous. I just got a Persian Shield plant and will put it in a container with some black and blue salvia (cuz my hummers love it) and something else yet to be decided.

  5. Shelley B

    I don’t notice our squirrels digging in beds but maybe that’s because they have a lot of ground under all the oaks? The dang armadillos, however, are another story. 🙁

    Your tulips are just gorgeous. LOVE the pops of color everywhere!
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