Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This Is It

What you have been seeing here in the wild cultivated gardens at Outside Clyde in the last week is the Bulbapaloozathon in one of its better years. That unfortunate episode of squashing had only a slight effect. Most of those squashed daffodils are still in bloom. Bent bloom, but in bloom. Would you believe there are daffodils out there that are still in bud. More are on the way.

Bulbarella has made good progress in filling my garden with daffodils. Her garden next door is still the main attraction.

The native Celandine Poppy is beginning to show color in the buds. It behaves very much like a spring ephemeral, growing, blooming and setting seed before the trees leaf out. It is a great spring bloomer for shadier gardens.

It also self sows with abandon. I now remove it by the sack full from flower beds at the Posh Estate.

Have you seen this kind daffodil yet? I can't keep track of all the different kind daffodils that end up in photographs.

The ridge top garden next door is Bulbarella's domain. I assist in the maintenance end of things. I like a tidy show.

A minor bulb, Puschkinia, among thousands and thousands of other kind bulbs.

We found a new purple/lavender colored chionodoxa this evening. It looks like the whole sack got planted in one hole.

There are daffodils of every kind.

The store bought trilliums are up. They are making a lot of babies. Some will be moving to my garden when they get big enough.

This is the Bulbapaloozathon.


Dana Foerster said...

You and your mother could fill a Daffodil pictoral encyclopedia! Amazing!

Carol McKenzie said...

Beautiful! I placed an order today for daffodil bulbs, while looking at the pictures on your blog. I have a plan this year, which I hope to stick to (last year's plan was interrupted by a hip replacement), for having an area of white and white/pink varieties of daffodils underplanted with squill in an area that is visible from both the house and the road. The area is currently the domain of non-flowering iris leftover from the previous owner, and poison ivy. I think the daffodils and squill will be a better combination. The rest of the side of the ridge will be a mix of yellow daffodils. This year's show was poor as many of them were fooled into coming up early (in December) and then being frozen in January.

Jan O said...

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty. It is great the way the so varied daffodils catch the light. The celandine poppy is lovely and interesting. Thanks again, much appreciated.

Sallysmom said...

You make me so jealous. This has been the worst year for daffs here at my place. The old heirloom Van Sion (butter & eggs) never even showed up though Campernelle did. I have decided there is no point in buying any hybrids at all since 1 year and they are gone -- that is if they decide to bloom that first year. I feel like giving up. Daffodils are my favorite flower but this year has been a disaster -- drought last summer, too much rain since January, no winter to speak of, and that darn red clay. All took a toll. Love seeing all of yours.

Lisa Greenbow said...

Fun fun...Beautiful too.

Lola said...

Can't imagine but love it.

Christopher C. NC said...

Dana the fault lies in Bulbarella's need for one of each in every color.

Carol that sounds like a nice combo. Poison Ivy is a tough challenge. I have two sizeable patches I keep leaving for another day and I am not even all that allergic to it.

Jan I introduced the Celandine Poppy to the gardens about three years ago. We have the space to let it roam. It's off to a good start.

Bummer Sallysmom. I will say the daffodil return at the Posh Estate and the neighbor garden at the Inn has been disappointing. Rot is the only thing that can do that and the ground there is wet a lot.

It is a good year so far Lisa.

Lola you need to start collecting Zephyr Lilies. Then you won't have to imagine it.