Bloom Day-Tulips

Looking over the edge of the pond- this is a new bed I just planted last year.

Tiny red/orange species tulips(T. clusiana chrysantha)  that I planted in the same hole with tall white emperor tulips(Purissima). They got snowed on yesterday morning, but have bounced back and are ready for more. I love Spring.

The native shrubs in the xeric bed (i.e. the bed I don’t water very much) are just about to bloom all over the place- so far the only one with open flowers is the golden currant.

Happy little flowers are almost open on the Golden Currant (ribes aureum)

I have seen some lilacs open around town, and an ornamental cherry tree blooming in the park, but so far, not in my yard. We got over an inch of moisture this week from our “rain-snow mix” so everything is greening up, and the bees are waking up. That doesn’t have anything to do with the moisture, though. Anyway, my last bloom is ubiquitous- and I like to believe that if you call plants by their latin name, they aren’t really weeds.

A bee gathering pollen on taraxacum oficianale (dandelion). Yeah, the Latin thing doesn't help...


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Town Mouse
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 09:18:42

    Yes, that snow on tulips is a double-edged sword. We don’t get frost where I live and people either go through great contortions to grow them (6 weeks in freezer) or just grow other things. Glad yours made it through all right. Looks lovely.

    Happy bloom day!


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