Saturday, April 10, 2010


The freezing cold was good to me. The first night after the rain it only got down to 31. There was a little ice on the deck, but like bridges, decks may get icy before the garden paths. Then the wind stopped and all the cold air sank to the bottom. The low this morning was a balmy 35. I expect tomorrow morning it will be a bit warmer still.

There will be a few guests dropping by tomorrow for a garden tour of the Bulbapaloozathon. They may have missed peak bloom by a hair, but who could scoff at 9000 daffodils. There may be a few other items of botanical interest around here as well.

Surprise the magnolia did not freeze.

I think this Bloodroot needs dividing. It really needs to be moved altogether because it is in a horrible spot half buried under a sliding downhill gravel path. There is no shortage of Bloodroot around here though. The need to move it is low. It would have to be a mercy transplant.

Tulips. Can you order just five tulips? Some of the smaller bulb foliage in there is of the perennializing species tulips. A previously planted patch has done well so more were ordered.

Of course there are daffodils. The small-cup varieties seem to be later bloomers.

There are a lot of different small-cup daffodils in bloom now. I'm just not enough of a daffodil geek to inventory them.

I have gotten the garden as ready as it is going to be for company.

The weathers and Mother Nature will handle the rest.


Siria said...

Hi Christopher! The garden looks fabulous. I know your guests will love it! The weather should be spectacular tomorrow for a garden tour.

Christopher C. NC said...

Siria the weather could not be predicted to be more perfect for a garden tour tomorrow. Sunny, calm wind and a high of 70. It is going to be interesting to see the reaction the garden elicits from more typical suburban garden mindsets.

Lola said...

Your gardens are fantastic & your guests will be thrilled. Mother Nature is working her wonders with all.
Relax & enjoy.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oh my goodness... that bloodroot is beautiful. (I've only seen it in sparse-looking clumps before.) Hope you enjoy your company--I know that they'll enjoy your garden. :)

Patrice said...

Your flower garden really looks beautiful. I like it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Isn't it a good feeling to have the garden "tour ready".

Anonymous said...

How was the visit?
How is your dad?

sweet bay said...

I wish I could see all of those daffodils in person but will have to make do with your beautiful pictures.