After planting out some early, gamble crops last week, a storm hit. A warm store, thankfully! The wind is pretty strong, however, so crops will have to stay under cover for a while. Not a great day to go take pictures of blooms in the garden, but I managed to get some :) for GBBD. Thanks again to Carol for hosting this- it’s so much fun to be a part of it, even if I don’t have much to add :). Make sure you head on over and check out what others have blooming in their gardens!
Here is another Camellia bloom out front- the blooms are so big, I hate to chops this shrub down. It is in the wrong spot, however, and way too big for its space- I may try to move it, but it’s doubtful because I just don’t have the strength to do these major things in the yard anymore- and it’s huge! I can just imagine the root ball!
Some Hyacinth is coming up here and there in the yard- these are some that I gathered from around the garden that I want to keep track of. I can’t wait to see them again- not to mention smell them! Since I didn’t start any in the house, these are a welcome site!
The Ageratum in the greenhouse is about ready to pop- I grew these in hopes of some early color, but I’m afraid that March is as early as I’m gonna get! The lower light levels we have here in the winter in Portland, just don’t cut it. Bend or Redmond is looking better and better every day!
And lastly, the Wood Hyacinth is finally blooming. Last fall I had divided a small area where tons of these grow- I had some extras (some of which are still in peat moss in the garage!) and just threw some in a pot, hoping they would have blooms a little earlier than the ones in the bed. Looks like it worked.
I have pansies, of course, and some of them went in the beds last week. Also the daffs are starting to bud. The crocus are still in bloom, but I’ve posted a few of those pics already.
I am wondering how I managed to have all the same color family! I’m not really a purple fan, but it is a good spring color, I suppose- and my blog has it in the new spring look. Some of the pansy are a burgundy, white, and a few yellow, but the main theme seems to be purple-ish!
I wish the Dwarf Snapdragon would hurry up!
Oh, look! More purple pansy ;)
Not much going on- I really do need to work on my beds more. With growing so much food I haven’t been concentrating on color. It’s hard to split my time between crops and flowers. I do have a lot I’ve started for the beds that will help, however. Lets just hope I can get everything through the rest of the winter and the always unsettled beginning of spring! I’ll be starting more flowers coming up soon, but I have a trip planned this week, so it will have to wait!
I hope you all are enjoying the early spring color in your gardens! Only a few more days to go for spring to start officially!