There are several gardening blogs I like to read, one of which is May Dreams Gardens. On the 15th of every month she hosts a linky party where you can post what is blooming in your yard or garden. I’ve meant to do this for a while now and resolved to finally do it today. So of course, I woke up to this-
It is lovely to get moisture after such a warm dry winter, so no complaints here. And I happen to get some snow free pictures the other day.
The view from my porch, most of the color you can see comes from Apricot Impression tulips my husband and I planted last fall. They are really large and start out rather orangey before aging to a pretty coral pink.
Apricot Impression Tulips
Here is the opposite view of the same bed as above, sans snow. Last year, in addition to the tulips, I planted Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis), “Accent” daffodils, “Stainless”daffodils, blue pansies, (and some Marit tulips that yet to open) for spring color. This year I added some Rock Cress (Aubrieta) which will give a nice blue purple pop for weeks each spring.
This is a similar view from last April, just a little earlier.
Last spring, I spotted a gorgeous coral blooming shrub in a strangers front yard. I had no idea what it was, so after driving by several more times, I decided to go up to the door and ask. My boys were mortified, until i returned and told them no one had been home. I found it on the internet, it was a flowering quince and then planted one in the fall.
It is a little scrawny now, but should reach 4-5 feet tall and wide. This is double flowering variety that is supposed to be fruitless and thornless. I’ll likely be adding a fruiting variety to the backyard eventually.
The quince is right behind our oh so lovely utility box in our side bed. In this bed, I also planted “Geranium” Daffodils, in addition to tulip, rock cress, and basket of gold.
Geranium Daffy smell very sweet and have 2-3 blooms per stem.
Another of last years shots, a little earlier. This years blooms seem to be about 3-4 weeks earlier than last years.
Our lilacs are blooming, and have been for around two weeks. I am glad I had something to post on my first bloggers bloom day. Hop on over to see more blooms at May Dreams.