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Dreaming of “warmer” white

Though the calendar is close to flipping the page to April and the season is officially spring, winter’s white stuff remains the key element in Connecticut’s outside landscape. With more snow falling today, it’s time to dream of the “warmer” white that will … yes, will … come with warmer weather.

amaryllis 'Christmas Gift'

amaryllis ‘Christmas Gift’

amaryllis 'Christmas Gift' close up

amaryllis ‘Christmas Gift’ close up

Inside warmth allows amaryllis blooms to brighten spirits.

This ‘Christmas Gift’ amaryllis bloomed late this year.

Her blossom just passed, but gave a hint of the warm white blooms her hardier cousins promise.

Spring blooming bulbs are trying to fill the void of outdoor blooms – they’re slowly peeking out of the soil and, before long will open into this.

small cupped narcissi

small cupped narcissi

double narcissus

double narcissus

Soon to be followed by tiny white violets dotting the lawn.

white violets

white violets

Lilacs filling the air with scent.

white lilacs

white lilacs

Siberian iris 'White Swirl'

Siberian iris ‘White Swirl’

Alpine strawberry blossom

Alpine strawberry blossom

Siberian iris and little Alpine strawberry flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanguinaria canadensis

Sanguinaria canadensis

Lily-of-the-Valley

Lily-of-the-Valley.

Bloodroot and Lily of the Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peonies

Peony in bloom

Peony in bloom

and pinks.

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’

Bearded iris

bearded iris

bearded iris

and viburnum branches loaded in flowers.

Viburnum plicatum 'Mariessii'

Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariessii’

Lacy white astilbe blossoms will play with big blue hydrangea blooms.

Astilbe and hydrangea

Astilbe and hydrangea

Shasta daisy with gomphrena and ageratum

Shasta daisy with gomphrena and ageratum

white zinnia

white zinnia

Then shasta daisy and white zinnia will carry warmer whites through the summer months.

 

What “warmer” white blossoms help warm the inner gardener in you during early spring snows?

 

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June Blooms

Cool days and nights and overcast skies marked the first half of June in south central Connecticut. Nearly daily rain of some amount interspersed with heavy downpours and strong thunderstorms kept soils consistently wet. Pansies, loving the cool temperatures, still bloom. Ferns and mosses thrive in the nearly constant moisture. The peonies were glorious, but short-lived – just as the biggest blossoms opened wide rains pelted them down. The last of my peony blossoms will go by this week, but later blooming iris are coming on strong along with many other happy blossoms to show on Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, June 2010.

scabiosa1 A trio of scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’

trandescantia3 Trandescantia of unknown variety … traveled with me for years from house to house.

Maiden pinks 'Arctic Fire'1 Dianthus deltoides, or Maiden Pinks ‘Arctic Fire’

hosta1 An ever lovely hosta … I don’t recall hosta blooming this early before.

iris Black Gamecock1 Louisiana iris ‘Black Gamecock’

peony Nancy Nora4 Peony hybrid ‘Nancy Nora’ dancing with Stachys (Lamb’s Ear).

allium Hair1 Allium ‘Hair’ shows off a unique personality.

astilbe and hydrangea1 Hydrangea Endless Summer flirting with nearby astilbe.

coral bells1 Coral bells … another long time plant companion.

lavendersA sea of lavenders. Can one ever have too many lavenders?

 Iris ensata1 Iris ensata – unknown variety with huge blossoms. I cannot have too many iris.

Mystic Meidiland shrub rose1 The dainty shrub rose Mystic Meidiland.

Rose campion1Rose campion always has a mind of its own.

 penstemon1 Penstemon digitalis.

petunia-Pretty Much Picasso And I fell for the new supertunia ‘Pretty Much Picasso’ – the name alone is enough to attract attention, but I could not resist the color combination of these flowers.

Last June my peonies were in full glory. This year everything seems to be blooming about 2 weeks earlier  compared to last. I also had poppies blooming in 2009. This year the greens are there but, sadly, no buds popped up.

Be sure to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens – the originator of Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day -  to see what she has popping from her soils and what other garden bloggers – from all corners of the U.S. and beyond – have to show off on this monthly bloomin’ blossom bash.