Sunday, April 22, 2007


Despite the beautiful weekend weather, parental duties (Go Knights! Hoya Saxa!) kept me out of town and out of the garden. Some of my favorite blue-flowered bulbs began spring celebrations in my absence. A line of grape hyacinths (Muscari sp.) interspersed with larkspur seedlings--a future blue--edges one bed.

On my little hill, a small wave of squills (Scilla siberica) is replacing the earlier tide of snowdrops.

After they bloom, I leave this area unmown until the Fourth of July. It's my twelve square feet of meadow.


Sandy said...

Your blues are lovely!

Did you have a frost last night? We were below 30 when I got up. Maine gardens aren't safe until the end of May at least. I worked out today, cleaning beds and moving plants around, as I am apt to do!

Enjoy your "warmer" zone!

Anonymous said...

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diana said...

The blues are lovely. And truthfully I miss all the spring flowers right now during this trip. Texas is definitely deep into summer.