Saturday, February 20, 2010

Crocus, Hellebores and our first year on the blog!

Well the blog has passed its first year (February 15th) and I forgot!

Here are some garden photos from today.
Meg got a new camera for Valentines Day, a Nikon coolpix S70 and these are some photos taken with it. It has a 3.5 inch view screen with takes the entire back of this tiny 12 mp camera. Everything is touch screen  making it a fun toy, but hard to hold with my big hands.


 
Our first crocus blooms




Hellebores from Meg's house we are putting up for sale in the next week. Should I take the shovel over there? 5-6 huge plants like this and lots of babies.
Stinking hellebores from our garden, this plant was given to us this past fall, they are nearly 2 ft tall. I counted in our garden 5 plants with a single bloom coming out, 3 plants with 3-4 blooms and one plant with 5-6 blooms.

15 comments:

littlewing said...

I'm not sure if Hellebores resent transplanting or not but I'd surely try:) Someone shared a mature plant with me that bloomed its first winter in my garden whereas I've yet to see one bloom from any of the seedling plants I've planted even after a few years.

sweet bay said...

I'm no Hellebore expert but I agree with littlewing. I thought the only Hellebore that resented transplanting was H. niger. Anyway, that's said about a lot of plants (Baptisias, peonies), and comes to nothing.

Bangchik said...

Such a rich and deep colour for your first crocus blooms. Beautiful ~bangchik

Les said...

Congratulations and grab a shovel!

Cameron said...

Congratulations on your 1 year of blogging!

Cameron

Shady Gardener said...

Happy Blog-versary! :-)

Of course you should try taking (at least some of) your hellebores with you. However, if the people that are purchasing the home know they're there, you might want to leave part of them in place. I'd hate to disappoint future gardening afficiados!

Town Mouse said...

Happy Blogaversary! You've certainly been very busy, both with your blog remodel, and various trips. So glad I discovered you (or did you discover us?)

Chandramouli S said...

I see the garden is coming alive with the Spring coming soon. Congratulations on the new camera.
I love the new layout of your blog. Simple, yet so neat!

Kim and Victoria said...

Congrats on the new camera! They're always fun.
Perhaps we'll have crocus here soon. I hope so.
I'd dig up at least a few of those baby hellebores. Love those flowers.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Looks like the Hellebores are getting ready to put on a show. I've never tried transplanting a Hellebore, but I bet it would do okay. It might skip a year blooming though.

tina said...

CONGRATS on one year!

gloria said...

Hi Beautiful,Beautiful. I have one Hellebore in my garden. It is at the foot a a spreding juniper tree. I think I will try to move it. I think I have been growing it by pushing the growing zone. We'll see. But seeing your flowers makes me want to try. We still have snow cover. Gloria

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You sure have a nice assortment. I am so ready for spring! Our last average frost date is May 16. I bet yours is in April.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

(That was an assortment of hellebores I was talking about.) Happy Blog anniversary, too!

Carol said...

Happy Blog Birthday (belated) Randy!! I should have thought you had been blogging longer than that! I so enjoy your photos and nature wisdom. Many Happy Returns! If it were me I would get the shovel!