It is way past the normal mid-months sharing of what’s in bloom for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. My only excuse is that I was in Florida taking pictures of all kinds of birds. Meanwhile Maryland had warm enough temperatures that many things accelerated right through their bloom cycle while I was gone. Today we are back to cold and intermittent snow, but I did get some pictures yesterday before the weather changed. Given the hour and lateness of the posting I will try to focus on just a few of the unusual flowers and you can assume that the daffodils, crocuses, Glory of the Snow, Leucojeum, Hellebores, etc. are all doing their spectacular thing.
One group of flowers that is really shining right now is the Corydalis solida.
Close by is the first of the Erythroniums
The Hepaticas are well into bloom now, though they seem to be staggered in time. Some are ready and others just poking through.
One of my favorite spring ephemerals are the Jeffersonia, both the Korean and American types.
We also have a new snowdrop with very exotic markings that came to us from Lithuania last year.
The same source, Augis Bulbs, also sent us a big flowered little tulip (i.e., big flower for a dwarf tulip)
I have to spend some time with the Adonis as they continue to fascinate me. For the first time we have Adonis vernalis (also from Augis Bulbs).
The foliage is quite different from the ferny foliage of the other Adonis that we have. Note how even when the flowers are gone the Adonis amurensis ‘Fukujukai’ makes a very pretty clump.
The Adonis amurensis ‘Sandanzaki’ continues to flower and to give a sense of it’s flowering habit let me share the picture of both the overall plant and then the individual flower which began opening almost a month ago.
We also have the last part of the flowering of another unusual Adonis that mostly flowered while I was in Florida.
There are a couple of nice Drabas flowering in the troughs right now.
Also in the small trough is the first bud for a pasque flower
Well, there is more on the outside but let me finish up with a few plants from the greenhouse. The Spiloxene is pretty special right now.
And there are a couple of other related South African plants flowering too.
And last but not least is the first Ferraria that inspired me to grow these ultra curled flowers.