|Tulip 'White Parrot' with forget-me-nots (Myosotis) by the Circle Lawn this weekend.|
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tulip 'Persian Pearl', Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete' and purple-tipped Echeveria: A Spring Container Combination
|Tulip 'Persian Pearl' and Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete'|
|Spring bulb container with Tulip 'Persian Pearl', Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete' and purple-tipped Echeveria|
|Tulip 'Persian Pearl', Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete' and purple-tipped Hens & Chicks (Echeveria)... I love the pointed tulip and hen together.|
|A sunny combination for our patio that began in March this year and bloomed through the first half of April.|
A bit of catch-up posting this week of the flowers that have been flying by in the warm March and April temps. We did get a bit of snow this weekend and a nice chill temperature, so hopefully we can continue to enjoy our tulips! See our other tulips pots here.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|2012 Spring Show at Phipps Conservatory|
Here are a few of the best tulip and hyacinth combinations that I came across. The theme for the spring show this year was around the world. Holland... France... England... oh my.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
|Tulip 'Ballerina' on our front steps this week in Pennsylvania.|
|Success! This is the first year that bulb pots have worked out for me. Tulip 'Ballerina' on the right and Tulip 'Virichic' on the left with a few white Anemone blanda peeking out of both.|
|I love this tulip! Tulip 'Virichic' potted up with white Anemone blanda, in front of the blooms on the Hill Garden.|
|Tulip 'Ballerina' in an urn atop the Hill Garden with white Anemone blanda.|
I am going out to pull more dandelions. Happy April!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
|The Circle Lawn on April 15th, 2012.|
Our garden is still a month ahead of where it normally is in spring. It looks much more like May from last year than April. We are located on a corner lot in our little town, so we have lots of passersby with which to share our spring celebration. Our location contains gardens in shade, semi-shade and lots of full sun. See the map of Gilmore Gardens to link these areas together in your mind as you look around.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
|Tulip 'Ice Stick' in the sunny Hill Garden. (March 22, 2012)|
Most species tulips perennialize better than more highly bred cultivars, which means that they are tulips that are more likely to return to bloom again next year, maybe even for many years to come. All tulips like a good baking in the summer months, so they are not likely to return in damper areas. Most tulips are native to Turkey and its surrounding countries.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
|Heuchra villosa 'Citronella' (a chartreuse foliage Coral bell) |
Heuchra 'Citronella' has wonderful chartreuse foliage that will brighten up any combination. As I carried it around the yard looking for my chosen spot, I was having the problem of wanting it in several locations at once. Being foliage, it will sustain its place in a garden design instead of bloom-and-done. And lastly, it kept this same foliage all winter through, with very little damage. In fact, the photo above has only new growth in the middle of the plant, with the outer leaves remaining for last year.
See it with beautiful Tulip 'Angelique' in our Driveway Garden.
Thanks to Christina for the prompting to post this one!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
|Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete' and Crocus 'Grand Maitre' in the Hill Garden.|
Saturday, April 7, 2012
|Tulipa 'Angelique', pink blooming Lamium, cobalt blue Muscari armenicum and vivid yellow Heuchera 'Citronelle' in the Driveway Garden.|
|Tulip Angelique, Lamium, Muscari armenicum and Heuchera 'Citronelle' in the Driveway Garden... iris foliage coming up through these ground covers and the rose bush in the back anchor this planting with some needed green.|
Happy Easter to all!
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
Friday, April 6, 2012
|Scilla siberica 'Spring Beauty', also known as Siberian or wood squill, blooming in our little rock garden.|
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
|Try a Forsythia shrub under-planted with Pachysandra terminalis for a finished looking spring combination.|