Sunday, March 18, 2012

First blooms!! March 18, 2012

I cannot believe that it's only March 18th and that it's been in the double digits for a week now. I hear this on every gardener's blog from Ontario through the States, even into Europe. Everyone's loving the early warmth but many are anxious - it's too much too soon.
Oh well - can't really complain. Will have to stretch the summer and autumn seasons by planting lots and lots of annuals this year. The perennials will be gone by mid-July!
Anyway - my first flowers bloomed today - tiny blue and purple iris reticulata. So lovely!

I thought the rabbits had eaten my one and only hellebore but it looks like it is actually coming up! I can hardly wait for it to bloom:

Will post more photos when it does.


Donald said...

I love iris reticulata, but don't currently have any in my garden. I had planted some a few years back, and they did well for a couple of years and then slowly died out. I think this fall I will need to plant some more and try them in a different spot in the garden. Enjoy the warm weather!

Nadezda said...

I have no the hellebores, but yours seems to be very hardy. I think you to cover it with a bottle.