There's so much to talk about these days in the garden, isn't it grand? What we've all been waiting such a long time to do. It doesn't get much better for a gardener than discovering a new bloom each day. Here's a couple photos I thought you might enjoy from my garden this evening:
A view of the spring pond surrounded by (l to r) Silene, Camassia, pink columbine & pink Spanish bluebells. A lone Water Calla bloom towers above the water (excuse me for pointing out the obvious.)
The blue Spanish bluebells are fully open now (barely visible at the bottom of the above photo). They deserve much more than the little snippet shown so here's the shot they're worthy of:
Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Not to be repetitious, but I can't seem to get enough of the Camassia 'cusickii' bulbs ~ starting to come into their own now. More and more buds open every day and believe me, I've photographed them from every angle. Below is a pond-side view (pond would be in the foreground if you could see it) ~ notice one pink Spanish bluebell at the very bottom of the photo, with an unknown pink columbine between it & the "current object of my affections:"
A street-side view, then I promise I'll stop with the Camassia!
Two new blooms making their debut in my garden are Anemone Coronaria 'harmony orchid:'
I purchased three gallon sized containers for $4.00 each (on the clearance rack) at Lowes! The leaves were a touch burnt but that's it. I hope they overwinter well here ~ I figured at that price it was worth a shot.
The last blooms, compliments of Shady Gardener, are Virginia bluebells:
I wasn't sure if the plant would even make it, let alone bloom (it went dormant shortly after SG swapped with me). The above photo is one of three bloom stalks I was lucky enough to get this year and that's good enough for me.
Now I'm off to watch my secret, guilty, obsession 'Real Housewives of New Jersey!'