Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday's flowers

Sunday I kicked around in the garden a bit then met a friend to go on a nature walk in Hillsborough. It is pouring rain right now, expected to rain the next two days as well. Not building the screened porch the until it dries up at least. Did someone mention taxes, oh my....

Back in November I planted 24 of this daffodil 'Replete'. Most are blooming right now, but the flowers are so heavy we are forced to take cuttings from those hitting the ground.
Here are the snow flakes Leucojum aestivum I planted last fall, not much of a bloom this year. Maybe next year they will burst out. We went to a meeting at the Durham Public Library and they had one of these in a solid 18 inch round clump full of blooms.

I mentioned last year that triandus Hawera daffodil was my new favorite daffodil, it still is. Planted in three places in the gardens, it is doing very well.

This Cut-leaf Toothwart Cardamine concatenata was everywhere on our walk. Most of the toothwarts seen were blooming white, pink seems to happen once in a while. Sorry to report the spring beauties were hiding as it was cold and threatening rain. If you want to see more of this flower my post from last year.

The cold frames are uncovered, we survived the 'hard' frost yesterday with no damage. I covered the peonies, columbines and bleeding hearts. Now the rain is making the peas very happy. Oh, the English Breakfast Radishes Meg planted February 21 are pretty tasty, we have been eating them since Saturday.

17 comments:

Darla said...

What a beautiful double Daff...I love that Toothwart.

tina said...

Very pretty flowers. Looks rainy there but so good for your flowers. Did you mention taxes, Urgh. I'm working on mine too. Taking way too long.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love the Toothwart. What dainty blooms. The daffodil is gorgeous.

Talibra said...

Piękna Cardamine, pozdrawiam.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I like Replete, what a pretty one. I brought a few inside after the rain, rinsed off the mud and am enjoying them in a vase.
Lots of pretty blooms!

Shady Gardener said...

Randy, It's hard to tell size when there's a close-up. Is the toothwart related to the hellabore? What an exotic-looking blossom! :-)

Happy Spring - I'm glad you got the rain you needed.

Andrea said...

Hi Randy, all of them are beautiful, but i have the bias for snowdrops!

Randy Emmitt said...

Darla,
I'm pretty much a big fan of toothwarts too.

Tina,
Luckily I did not get to the taxes today.

Lona,
My first toothwarts were found in Ohio when I lived there.

Shady,
Toothwarts are of the mustard family. These plants are about 6-8 inches tall and 4-6 wide, fairly small when compared to hellebores.

Janet,

Great minds think alike don't they!

Andrea,
Snow flakes are a warmer climate version of snow drops. You might be able to grow them there perhaps.

Carol said...

Beautiful parade of blooms Randy!

Nature Rambles said...

All so lovely, Randy. The snow flakes made me gasp...!!! Gorgeous!

sweetbay said...

The Toothwort is lovely. Mine hasn't bloomed the last couple of years and I miss the flowers. I need to cover the rhizomes more.

Skeeter said...

We are one soggy mess here right now but the lake is loving it. Just hope my recently scattered seeds dont rot in standing water...

Your bottle tree is looking great!

The butterflies are showing up here as well. Eastern Tiger, orange and white ones that will not slow down for me to get an id on them....

Love the one eyed cat in the feeder. Too cute!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Good to see spring has found you. Love the Hawera daffodils. We have a cousin to your toothwort here, and I always love seeing them this time of year.

Heating Allentown Pa said...

Beautiful flowers! It seems that nature is working well with your green thumb!

Chandramouli S said...

The double daffodil is awesome!!!! And so are the snowdrops with waterdrops!!! (I renamed them drops to rhyme :D)

Lisa Blair said...

I was in your neck of the woods last weekend, and my friend took me to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and to a nature walk in Hillsborough. I wonder if it is the same one you mention?I plan to do a post about them soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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