I have a few things blooming in the garden today.
I was very excited to see this Clematis blooming:
Only one bloom today, but more to come.
I have been trying for years to remember to either move this Columbine next to the Clematis, or at least try to start a few plants from seed. Their colors are almost exactly the same. They would look so good together, and it's so great that they bloom at the same time. I'm terrible at moving plants, so hopefully I can remember to plant some seeds.
The one bloom looks kind of lonely! Do you see the grass in the urn? I haven't been able to find what I want for the urn yet, and it just so happened that the little planter of grass fit the urn's opening perfectly. I gave it a hair cut and dropped it in. I think it looks kind of nice, and will fill in nicely while
I try to find what I want.
Purple Oxalis is an early bloomer, it's little pink blooms are so dainty. I can't get a good picture, it's much prettier in person. Sometimes, with the light just right, it looks deep purple with the pink. Really lovely.
Salvia, May Night has it's first blooms. This is a great performer in my garden, even with as little sun as I get. It will get a lot larger and bloom for a long time.
Then periodically it will throw a bloom throughout the summer.
A pretty little pink Columbine. I love Columbine leaves, they stay nice all summer.
It will bloom for a long time, too.
This is the first Iris I ever had. It was given to me by a little old lady that lived on my street about 21 years ago! I have many, many offshoots from it. It smell heavenly!
Slowly, but surely, the garden is awakening! The garden centers are getting their usual early Spring plants, but I'm waiting for the late Spring/early Summer - like Caladiums. I really want to get the beautiful white Caladiums with the pink veins. I'm so afraid they will come in and I'll miss them. They go fast, and the stores don't typically get that many of them. I build for my garden to be at it's best in June and July - when I'm off work. I like to also plant for April, when I'm off a week, but I did not plant tulips last fall because the deer feast on them; but, next year I will plant a bunch because I have found that Liquid Fence works wonderfully! I've already informed my family that for my birthday in October I would like pastel tulips!
Happy gardening! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a nice Monday.