Blooms of the Day 2020

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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I am lucky to live in a temperate climate so there is something blooming year round in my garden. Nothing very spectacular but bits and bobs of plants that have survived years of neglect and the wildness that seems to permeate my yard. Here’s today’s cache for March 21st.

    Heirloom primroses:
    The first I’ve had since we bought the house 37 years ago. Wasn’t classified as heirloom then, but saw that it was classified as such in a local nursery now. What does that make me? Am thinking I need to move some around the paths and let them expand their territory in my yard.

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    These next are so easily multiplied and I like them so much that they are on the edges of some paths. I love the cream color and double blooms.

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    I have both summer and winter blooming heather/heaths. The vigorous pink one has about smothered the lower growing white variety. Nature continues to change my yard year to year. They are almost finished blooming. They started the end of December.

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    The hummingbirds love this one. They almost ran into each other, the other day, heading for it.

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    This piers japonica is a buzz with bumblebees at the moment. Love our native bees. So important for pollination since we have limited honey bees who don’t like our cloudy rainy weather that don’t inhibit the natives.

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  3. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    March 21st continued:
    I suppose I should include the fields of hellebores I have in both the front and back yards. There are several varieties some past their prime. Like the wild hyacinth bulbs they seem multiple yearly. The grape hyacinths are just coming into bloom. They like their wild cousins often get carelessly pulled or let to naturalize. I’m not a fan of lawn so bulbs, clover and buttercups make up our weedy grasslike area.

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    Front yard hellebores

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    Blueberry patch or hellebore fields?

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    Gorgeous flowers. And your pieris looks so wonderful too.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    thanks I.L. Being so long on the property it is always interesting to see the progression. :sete_056:
     



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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Gorgeous! How lucky you are to have plants blooming so early in the year!
     
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    Oh Jewell, I am over the moon seeing your flowers. Helleborus and Heather--what a thing to behold! Those "blue grapes" look good as well (I can't think of the english name for those). There are other plants that I can't think of the name of at the moment either, but I like them as well and also have a small patch of them over by the bees.

    The bumblebees ought to be enjoying that pink and white heather. We call that "dopheide". Thanks so much for this glorious posting.
     
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