Monday, March 19, 2012
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - March 2012
Yes...I'm unbelievably late in posting this. Another crazy week at work meant that I pretty much ignored the internet all last week. I figured better late than not at all, right?
The garden is just not starting to really wake up in earnest, and every day brings new surprises. I can hardly wait to get outside to see whats up. There isn't a whole lot, boom-wise, in my garden at the moment, however. I sort of feel like once I get the bulk of the garden to a good point, I can focus on adding some of those spring ephemerals. The Geranium above surprised me by blooming a few weeks ago. I had no idea they could bloom this early...even if it's only a few blossoms right now.
The little patch of Oxalis on the north side of the house continues to expand, and now provides a leafy green matt for the Hostas and Rodgersias to emerge from. Their blooms aren't the showiest, but hey, I'll take what I can get!
This Forsythia is one of the plants we inherited with the house. It seems to be one of those plants that almost everyone has in their yard...whether on purpose or not! Of course, I'm clueless about pruning them, so this poor shrub looks a bit sad.
Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'
I've grown Erysimum since moving to this house, but they are really unhappy in their present location...I'll either move them elsewhere or try to give them away. It's too bad, they are absolutely glorious when they are happy.
Another inherited plant...and one I have very mixed feelings about. I love the blooms...but that foliage that yellows and sticks around all summer is awful. I know, I just need to move it back further (right now it's right up front) so it gets hidden later in the season. This year, I'm GOING TO DO IT!
For more blooms around the world, head over to May Dreams Garden! Happy GBBD All!