Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Spring Has Sprung!
My neighbor's trees that overflow into my backyard are really pretty right now.
My Society Garlic bushes are just starting to bloom their little purple flowers.
I don't know the name of this guy. It blooms really pretty yellowy-orange flowers, but it (obviously) hasn't bloomed quite yet. This one didn't show up until after I had been in the house for a few years, so it was a bit of a surprise.
My Sweet Gum tree is on it's way. All of the old, dried & annoying, prickly seeds haven't even completely fallen off yet.
This looks like it's my last surviving Gerbera Daisy. This particular one hasn't bloomed any flowers in a couple of years, but it has 3 buds coming in! This little guy surprised me. The other two Gerbera Daisies in the other planter haven't even started growing in leaves yet, so I think they're goners. Poor guys - they tend to get lots of bugs eating them, so I'm surprised they bloomed and survived as long as they did.
This is one of my favorites. It's my purple Delphinium (Larkspur). They get really tall after the first couple of blooms. I thought this was a goner too. Last season, the last bloom started coming in and then one day all of the flower heads just disappeared like maybe something ate them (which is strange because where I live, we are pretty safe from critters eating any kind of blooms or garden veggies). I was very happy to see that it's making a comeback. It's really teeny tiny, but I'm glad to see that it's back.
These are my purple Dutch Irises. They were actually the first ones to die and the first ones to make their return. I wasn't sure if they would come back or not - I bought them last year and so it was their first go-around. They started growing back in a couple of months ago and I've been patiently waiting to see if the actual flower would also make their return and it looks like they are (in the middle).