Monday, April 27, 2009

No More Daffodils

Maybe. That show is pretty much over. There is one very late bloomer that is quite nice and I may not be able to resist taking its picture.

The warm weather of this past week has turned a page on spring. Late spring brings an entire new cast of characters to the stage. The un-named, unknown exbury/native azaleas and the rhododendrons are preparing themselves for their time in the spotlight.

Some get an earlier start than others.

The iris of all kinds that have been growing their sword shaped leaves since the first hint of longer days, through all kinds of inclement frigid weather have begun to bloom.

There are hundreds more to come. A second year in a row of good bloom has Bulbarella reconsidering her past decision to give up on them. "Maybe I'll order some more and spread these around to new places."

Maybe we should plant a little garden next door along the pullout and people will think twice before using this spot as a landfill. The convicts were here today and pulled all of that trash out that had been dumped over the steep side.

Fortunately we do not have to look over that trash filled edge.

Looking down to the lower hills and out to the distant peaks, the world is turning green again and we can't see all the clutter that collects under the house.


Anonymous said...

Bulbarella's garden looks like heaven right now. I am interested how the irises bloom in a woodland garden, or does she have them in sunny areas? I would like to try them if they will take some shade - they look like bearded ones?
Yes, the rural phenomenon of using any vacant space for dumping goes on here, too. Once someone dumped a load of concrete/oyster shell rubble right across the street, which we appropriated to bolster the base of our gravel driveway. One man's trash..... (:


Lisa at Greenbow said...

the iris have been blooming here too. I don't have any fancy varieties. Yours are so pretty I might be urged to look for some other varieties to plant.

Christopher C. NC said...

Bev, these bearded type iris are planted in the sunnier areas of the garden which is by no means full sun. At my urging they are beginning to be mulched to supress the weeds, another of Bulbarella's laments about them was they are hard to keep weeded. The native Iris cristata, Dwarf Crested Iris will do very well in pretty dense shade. They should be blooming shortly.

Lisa, the iris are like the daffodils, ordered from a catalog. "Oh, that one is pretty. I don't have that one." There should be a huge variety of them in the short, medium and tall classes.

lisa said...

It sounds like your enjoyment of the blooms is inspiring Bulbarella...very cool you can both enjoy the fruits of her labor. (Along with the rest of us! :)

lola said...

I enjoyed every pic of the buttercups. Now is time for the iris. I've started some this yr. Royal Thunder, a very pretty purple is in bloom. I may have to wait till next yr for the others to bloom.

Daffodil Planter said...

Please do photograph your last daffodil. "My world is empty without you, babe" is the lyric sadly running through my mind.

Tatyana said...

I love the first picture the most!Maybe, because I like stumps.

chuck b. said...

Do the convicts wear chains?