Snaps

Timely photos of blooms and other items of interest in our gardens.

Start of May

It’s already the second day of May and the iris are beginning to show up as if they mean it. Fading daffodils grow obscured by surging daylilies or, to a lesser degree, iris. Each day a new iris or two blossoms for the first time of the season, and it’s impossible to stay out of …

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Iris Season 2020 Begins

Iris season has just started.  It’s earlier than usual in Stephen’s garden thanks to the additon of a few short bearded iris.  He’s grateful that he followed Diane Shipman’s advice rather than the advice seen recently online.  Hers was to fertilize in February; online advice was to fertilize when the tulips bloom.  In this case, …

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Dianne’s Garden – Spring 2020

Today I walked around my yard and cut all the broken branches that were caused by the heavy snow. On the brighter side, I cut my Hyacinths which fell over from the snow (see attached photos). They are so beautiful and smell sooo good.

Spring? at last? 2020

The compensation of bountiful spring rain extends beyond full  local reservoirs and soil that supports spring growth. Raindrops can sometimes add interest to photos of plants that are enjoying the weather.  Beads of water form on Narcissus ‘Ferris Wheel.’  Look at the snow we experienced the day after, these photos were taken. The Chinese or …

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February Blooms, at Last

Late February and early March are exciting and hopeful times of the year. Established plants show signs of life; but pests have not yet moved in.