Bloomin Friday

Bloomin' Friday

I've had a really busy week.  A bit of this, a little of that, and far too much of the other thing.  Good stuff, for the most part.  But not a whole lot of extra time.  Whenever I could, though, I got out in my garden.

Which is (finally) coming to life!


(Garden Buddha is so happy to be surrounded by creeping jenny . . . instead of snow!)

Everything is POPPING now!

Ferns unfurling.

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Leaves emerging.

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Hosta unrolling.

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And blooms?

Oh, yeah.  Blooms!

Lovely, incredible lilacs.

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Epimedium (barrenwort) with their sweet, barely-there flowers.

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Allium - just beginning to pop!  (More of my Hundreds of Bulbs from last fall.)

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And this unknown lily-type bulb.  I have them all over my yard -- white and pink and blue.  (I know I planted them as bulbs-obtained-cheaply Once Upon a Time -- but they have naturalized and now appear all over.)  (And I have no idea what they are.) (But I don't care.  Because wonderful.)

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I've also got hops.  (Oh, brother... Do I have hops...)  

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Garden Priority One this weekend?  Taming those hops.  (Before they take over the world.)

I hope there are lots of blooms in your world this Friday, too.
Happy weekend!

Bloomin' Friday

Okay.  So despite the persistent cold. . . and all the rain. . . and the fact that the sun has only been shining for a couple of hours in, well, weeks now. . . my garden is popping!

Let's see what's blooming THIS week.

To start, I've got an awfully lot of these . . . 


But.  They add color.  And the bees like them.  So there is that.

I've also got this going on . . . 


There's some grape hyacinth, and the yellow bits?  Cushion spurge (Euphorbia polychroma, if you want to be technical).  And those pinkish things?  Weeds.  (It's called purple deadnettle, and I'm pulling it left and right.)  (Really.  It's everywhere this year.)

One of my spring favorites is going to town this year.  This is Jack Frost brunnera.


I have clouds of this all over my garden, and it is just lovely right now.

My poor, waterlogged quince is really trying to put on a show. 


Most of the blooms, though, are too soggy to look good in photographs.

This little shrub is called a fothergilla.  It's just getting started.


I love these odd little blooms -- tiny bottlebrushes . . . with a touch of chartreuse.  (You can see my blooming viburnum in the background -- if you squint a little and use your imagination.)

It's a great time in the garden!  (Or . . . at least it WOULD be . . . if the weather would settle down just a bit.)  What's blooming in your garden today?