Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

 Here are the two primroses I gave Meg for Valentines Day.  We never know if they will survive our hot dry summers. I have one that is at least 10 years old, many others have not fared so well here.
Both of these primroses have huge blooms, hope we'll see them in the yard for years to come.
 This is one of the helleborus niger that  the buds were iced over many times this winter. It was all white now changing to pink. The other Helleborus niger double we bought last year did not make it....
 This hellebore was brought over from Meg's yard several years ago. The buds are looking great and you can see where I pruned away the old leaves.
Crocus 'blue bird', this is the second species of crocus to bloom here this year. Looks like these have had some bulb losses, much thinner than last year.

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

13 comments:

Carol said...

DEAR RANDY, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU AND MEG! Lovely blooms! Sweet gifts of love. Lucky you with your flowering plants out in the garden!!

tina said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Looks like spring is right on time in NC-such a lovely sight!

P.S. Thanks for the rabbit ID. I suspected that had to be it but had never seen tracks like that before.

Diana (Di) said...

Beautiful range of colors Randy. Happy Valentines to you and Meg! :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Randy, Happy Valentine's Day to you and Meg. :-) Primroses are always worth trying again, aren't they? I Really like those hellebore plants, though!! They're looking very healthy and ready for the new season!

Phillip said...

Beautiful and vibrant colors, happy Valentine's day!

Caroline Gill said...

I love the bright colours, but that Crocus, 'Blue Bird', is quite delightful, Randy.

Southern Lady said...

I still don't have any hellebores or crocus! I am losing my patience! Hope you both have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Carla

PlantPostings said...

Love the signs of spring! I can't believe the Hellebore buds had frost. Sorry the one didn't make it. They are precious, but hardy, plants! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Randy, so thoughtful of you to give these to Meg for Valentine's Day. Yes i hope too, they will fluorish in the years to come. I love that crocus the most among your posts today.

Skeeter said...

Beautiful blooms! Primrose were very popular in Germany but I never had luck with them for some strange reason. Never could decide what I was doing wrong...

Your birdbath is wonderful! We may be investing in some new ones due to the harsh freezing temps we had this year. We normally do not have such cold winters and leave our birdbaths out but this year, the cold got two of them. Sigh....

I have big buds on my daffys so they should be open soon...

sweetbay said...

I bet Meg loved the primroses. The H. niger is lovely.

You asked about the Siberian Iris ~ the ones that have done well for me I got in local trades and put in well-drained sites. I can send divisions if you want.

wiseacre said...

I still have a month or more before hoping to see any Crocus :(

my Cabin Fever is getting bad

Beyond My Garden said...

I always lose a few crocus bulbs. yours is lovely.
nellie