Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Few White Spring Flowers...


Lenten rose, Helleborus orientalis, comes in a plethora of beautiful colors and patterns.
We have had some beautiful spring weather! And also some more snow. That is spring here in Pennsylvania, with its immoderate temperature swings and hour by hour changes. But then much of the interior US is like that. Only the coastal areas benefit from the moderating effect of the ocean.

And yet, we can still have beautiful flowers that hold up to these extremes and come out on the mild days. Here are a few beauties I can recommend!

Pieris japonica, a beautiful shrub for part sun/shade, which is blooming its heart out here for the early pollinators.
While this is a blue flowering version, Pulmonaria offers many flower colors and also wonderful patterned foliage, this one with white spots.
Star of Bethlehem, Ornthogalum balansae, just coming out in the Birch Walk grass.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Julie

5 comments:

  1. Love the little Ornithogalum, it looks so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Pauline! They are really shooting up now with a little bit of warmth today.
      ~Julie

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  2. The weather is about the same here, very changeable. Same flowers at the same time blooming too. These Ornithogalums are wonderful, I have them not in my garden, may be a good idea to plant them next autumn.

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    1. Glad to hear you are suffering as I am :) They are a lovely little flower.
      ~Julie

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  3. We've gone from summer to winter to spring in about 48 hours. Unfortunately there's more winter in the forecast. But it's not stopping the emerging plants and some of the flowers. Your blooms are beautiful! Happy spring: It won't be long now until it stays for awhile. :)

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