Thursday, April 25, 2013

It’s gonna bloom!

There's nothing quite like the rush you feel when you're going about your day and suddenly notice a plant that’s getting ready to bloom. For me that feeling is as nice as seeing the bloom itself, I think because the act of blooming seems to say the pant healthy and settled in…”it’s going to bloom, it must be happy here!” It’s even better when it’s the first time that plant has bloomed in your garden.

I was taking pictures for Tuesday’s blog post when I noticed the tips of the Euphorbia stygiana looked a little different. Sure enough! We’re gonna see flowers!

The same for this Astelia nivicola ‘Red Gem.’ I leaned in for a close up and saw the little bloom just starting to emerge.

Odd looking thing isn’t it?

These Echium russicum are said to biennial in nature, but they are indeed performing as perennials in my garden.

I look forward to their blooms again this year…

I picked up this Lupinus arboreus at the Cistus “tough love” sale last fall, the label gave me no indication of the flower color. Looks like I’m going to find out soon…

As nice as it will be to see the flower the leaves are definitely why I bought this plant, love them!

There’s no doubt about it, the Verbascum bombyciferum 'Arctic Summer' is going to bloom. I wonder how tall the spike will be?

Here’s a surprise, I thought this peony went away with the Bishop’s Weed removal. I guess not! Instead it’s come up about 2 ft further south than where it used to be.

It’s gonna bloom too…

I recently shared a photo of the Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron' but figured it’s so dramatic I can get away with another.

Same goes for the Echium x wildpretii 'Rocket,’ which I think put on about a foot of growth in the last week.

This is the first winter I didn't cut back the foliage on my Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue' and look...I'm going to be rewarded with at least one bloom!

Both of my Dudleya cymosa have buds forming.

Peek-a-boo bud on Podophyllum peltatum.

Quite a few of the Syneilesis hybrids are showing signs of flowering.

I thought it looked like a bud was forming on the Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' when I bought it, sure enough.

And now that the Tropaeolum peregrinum is happily weaving its way up the trellis it’s producing even more buds.

Things are gonna be flower crazy around here in a couple of weeks!

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