Sunday, April 15, 2012

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: April 2012

IMG_0948 IMG_4338 IMG_4337 IMG_4343 IMG_4341 So, the front yard planting seem to be settling in happily, but they're all just a couple weeks old. From the top: gaura, gregg's mist (butterfly favorite), burgundy hibiscus, and firecracker fern IMG_4328 This abutilon was an impromptu purchase as I was hurrying through Natural Gardener today in the cold, semi-expected rain; I think I'll put it in the shade in front of the porch. IMG_4334 IMG_4332 Nandina and Mexican petunias are survivors IMG_4319 IMG_4317 IMG_4329 Dill gone seedy; it had gotten pretty beastly, shading out everything else, so it got pulled this afternoon. IMG_4324 Volunteer tomato; I wonder what type this will be... IMG_4322 Honeysuckle on my neighbor's fence. Next up to bloom: trumpet vine, magnolia and crepe myrtle IMG_4326 IMG_4345 IMG_4339

6 comments:

katina said...

Man, what is up with the crazy gregg's mistflower this year? why is it trying to bloom all early? that's not supposed to happen...

I like that white-flowered sedum.

Amy said...

I've never had gregg's mistflower before, so I didn't even realize it was early; but there were three different types of butterflies on it at the same time this afternoon!

Andrea said...

Wow, the Plumeria really has a very significant meaning for you to merit a blog title, lol. Here, Plumeria has a traditional meaning associated with funeral because it is the normal flower used when present flowers are not yet available. In that case not many wants it in their gardens, so planted far from the house. I love the color of your hibiscus, is it hibiscus or abutilon-the 4th photo.

Amy said...

Very interesting. In Texas, plumeria are just a bit of the tropics with the most amazing scent. I suppose my blog title is a bit grim for your neck of the woods! And, yes, the 4th photo is a hibiscus; thanks!

Caroline said...

My mistflower is just starting to bloom. The plants don't know whether they're coming or going what with last summer's drought followed by winter's rain and mild temps. Chaos -- it's the new normal!

The Sage Butterfly said...

I think it is interesting that you included dill as it goes to seed. I think it has an interesting and beautiful form...perfect!