Saturday, March 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day--March 2008

Welcome to our garden! You are just in time to enjoy the forsythia. We were worried we had pruned it a bit hard last year--our first attempt at serious pruning. It seems to have survived. The neighbors are happy that it is no longer attacking them through their open window!

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The daffs on the hillside seem to have enjoyed being dug up and tossed around last summer when we finished clearing the hillside and finally made it to the stone wall.P1010041

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In the shade garden you'll find hellebore mardi gras black. Does anyone else find it a bit odd to name a lenten rose "mardi gras". On the hillside garden euphorbia blackbird is enjoying the rain.

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Leopard's bane is brightening up the patio.

Hyacinth blue pearl welcomes the visitor who comes to the door and greets us as we step out into the world.

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Above and below--no clue! Please help us identify it. It grows low to the ground and likes to cascade over walls.

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We hope you've enjoyed your visit. If you wander over to visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens, you'll find other gardens to visit on this March 15th Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

17 comments:

Curtis said...

Lovely Bloom Day! I love the Hellebore. Nice shade of dark purple.

Carol said...

Lovely blooms. Your last flower looks like a Bergenia of some kind. It's very pretty.

Thanks for joining us for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Ewa said...

what a sweet collection of blooms you have :) that plant you asked about looks to me like bergenia - it blooms great :)

thanks for passing by and leaving a nice comment :)

greetings fro over Poland :)
Ewa

Katarina i Kullavik said...

I really enjoyed this post - so many lovely pictures! The hellebore's and beauty and so is the euphorbia! great!
/Katarina (Roses and stuff)

Bonnie said...

Great flowers- I just love the large sunflower.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

What great pictures--and I LOVE that you call yourselves the Weed Whackin' Wenches!!! *grin*

By the way, I second Carol's ID. It's a bergenia... I love the stuff, and have a few clumps around the garden. Does yours turn purple (leaves) in the winter?

Entangled said...

It looks like springtime is in full swing at your place!

Good point about the Mardi Gras hellebore. Maybe it blooms before Lent?

Your Euphorbia is very interesting. I have only one, but I'd like to add to my collection, and yours looks especially nice.

gintoino said...

Lovelly blooms. I like the daffs against the stone wall. The mistery plant is Bergenia cordifolia

Nan Ondra said...

Oooh - a veritable rainbow of beautiful blossoms. Thanks for sharing your garden with us for Bloom Day!

Annie in Austin said...

You must have cut back the forsythia before it made the buds for this spring - what lucky timing WingNut and Curmudgeon - the golden bells look great.

Mardi Gras as the day before Lent begins - what a cute garden pun.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Sounds like we have the same Forsythia problem. One of mine is the "Shrub That Ate the House." After it blooms this year it gets shovel pruned (assuming we can dig it all out). I enjoy ironic plant names, but I doubt the namers of that Hellebore really gave it that much thought. It is a beauty anyway.

Kerri said...

After I leave this comment I'm going to run right out and see how our Forsythia is coming along. This will be its first year blooming for us. We've been waiting a few years. The daffs do look very happy by the stone wall. I love the dark Hellebore and all your other blooms too. The name Mardi gras is rather ironic, isn't it? :) The Bergenia looks pretty massed like that.
It feels springy here today, with bright sunshine, but is still quite cold.

Shady Gardener said...

My what beautiful photographs. I'm way behind you, but that's okay. You're just showing me what I hope my gardens might do this year! (Esp. if I invest in a few new plants! ha.)

Karen said...

Beautiful photographs! I can't wait til my garden starts blooming.
I love the name of your blog! :)

Lissa said...

What *gorgeous* blooms!

I wandered over after reading your comment on my Geography post, and am so very glad I did. My little seedlings are just popping out of their seed mix -- I hope that one day, I can grow something so beautiful.

Sarah Laurence Blog said...

What marvelous blooms!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

A lovely contribution to GBBD wenches. Are my eyes deceiving me or did I spot some coughpinkcough blooms in your garden?

BTW the best time to prune Forsythia is just after it has finished flowering.