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Mar 6, 2012 3:55 PM CST
|My first daffodils started blooming mid February which was very surprising to me. Never before that early. So I am starting a thread with pictures which I will add to as more come open and bloom. |
Here are some EARLY SENSATION in the front yard looking very cheerful today.
In the last picture you can see the tulip folliage in front of the daffs which is also comming up.
And also the very first of my MARIA daffs bloomed for the year.
Mar 7, 2012 12:10 AM CST
|Spring is coming as Rita;s Daffodils are blooming, Love it.|
Mar 7, 2012 5:23 AM CST
|Those are beautiful. The daffs have come and gone here|
Mar 7, 2012 7:12 AM CST
|LOVE the photos, love daffodils. |
Mar 7, 2012 7:17 AM CST
|Lovely Rita. Will enjoy seeing the additions as they put on their show.|
Mar 7, 2012 9:48 AM CST
|Yes, the parade is starting! Yea!!! I love Rita's spring/summer garden pictures!|
Mar 7, 2012 10:05 AM CST
|Daffodils may be "off topic" for the daylily forum, but I asked Rita to start a thread when her bulbs start blooming. Rita has a real talent for growing plants and designing beds. So many of us do not know what to plant that will bloom when the daylilies are not blooming, and seeing how Rita has done her garden is a great way to get ideas on companion plants. |
Besides, everyone loves Rita's picture threads.
If anyone else would like to take us through the seasons in their garden, that would be great! (Bobbie...? I know you grow a lot of plants with your daylilies!?... )
Mar 7, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Thank you for the nice compliment about my garden designs. I try to have lots of things blooming. Also I like plants in a large mass, not just one here and there. And I like to put one type of plants in and around other types. Like bulbs around the daylilies. I don't know why everyone doesn't have some type of spring bulbs in the daylily beds.
I do love my daylilies and I have lots of them. But if I had nothing but daylilies for flowers in my garden, I would not be happy. I love color in the garden and that means lots of flowers and I like them to have always something blooming. So I start with spring bulbs. It took me afew years to get my daylily beds planted enough so that I could add the bulbs in back, front and around them but that is what I am doing now. I have the spring bulbs and also, later in the season, I have the lilies from bulbs.
Above picture is a terraced area in my front yard. Picture shows daffs in the two belgium block mini terraces. At each end of those mini terraces I have some daylily plants. Then I plant zinnias there were the daffs are for summer color.
In front of those mini terraces is a flat terrace that is behind a stacked stone wall immediately off the sidewalk. That has two rows of daylilies running accross the front of it all the way. Between the rows are tulips planted and also a row of tulips behind. Behind that are lilies off to one side and tall bearded iris off to the other side. Everything is planted out here with a cottage garden look in mind. At least my version of a cottage garden.
Mar 7, 2012 1:30 PM CST
I hope everyone is enlarging the photo
Where are the threads that show your other garden pics? (late to the game)
Mar 7, 2012 1:38 PM CST
|Last year I had threads with my spring bulb bloom and threads with my roses in bloom and other garden flowers. But all those pictures dissapeared from the threads and the threads became useless when Dave changed some things so that using an immage code imbedded in the message would no longer work, only the upload picture way of showing them. Of course later I also had lots of daylily pictures in the varoius dayly threads. I just love to take lots and lots and lots of pictures of my garden.|
Mar 7, 2012 3:41 PM CST
|I always think of spring when my crocus bloom. I have three crocus blooming so that means it must officially be spring in my garden. I used to have more crocus, I just don't anymore what with all the garden bed redos. I have decided that I will definately plant a really large amount of them this fall. At least a thousand I think. If I do that then next spring I wouldn't have any problems finding crocus blooming.|
Mar 8, 2012 3:14 PM CST
|More of the MARIA daffodils opened so it looks like a little clump of them. I took some pictures. I really like those daffs, the colors are so cheerful. I don't remember exactly when they started last year but I am sure it wasn't until April. So very early this year. |
Mar 8, 2012 3:36 PM CST
|Here are some of my very few this year crocus blooms. I am absolutely getting more to plant this fall. |
Mar 8, 2012 4:56 PM CST
|Lovely! My purple crocus were open yesterday. The yellow/gold ones opened a couple days ago. The lavender ones, like your last photo, are not open yet. I don't think you ever have enough crocus!|
Mar 8, 2012 5:03 PM CST
|Crocus are usually the first flowers to bloom in the spring for me. Before the daffs. Well, not this year as my daffs started on February 10th. But most of the daffs are still to come in spite of the strange weather this year. I don't see any yellow crocus yet this year. I am going to have to order all the colors to plant this fall. There are many spots around the garden that I can put crocus in.|
Mar 8, 2012 7:01 PM CST
|Very pretty Rita, I love the purple crocus.|
Mar 8, 2012 7:38 PM CST
| The purple is just gorgeous|
Mar 8, 2012 9:52 PM CST
Mar 9, 2012 12:28 PM CST
|The crocus all originally came from bags of mixed colors. So I never did know exact names on any of the varioeties. I just wanted spring color. But I do really like those deep purple ones. |
I was already looking at Scheepers and I saw they have mixed colors bags in both the large flower crocus and the species crocus. I do intend to get mixed collections of both this fall plus other colors seperate. I like those really deep blue ones they show also.
Mar 13, 2012 3:28 PM CST
|Wonderful warm spring day today. Daffs are really getting going with lots more open in the back yard today and new ones out in front too. |
Those first three pics are out back, near my neighbors garage but those daffs are mine as I was the one that planted them. Then two new pics of the orange trumpet MARIA daffs in the front yard. Then a new batch of crocus blooming and some tiny blue flowers.