Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mostly wordless Wednesday


Japanese Quince

Lovely dark pink tulips.

Love those lupine leaves with red-purple stems.

Virginia bluebells

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Magnolia 'Jane'

Wild viola

And the tiny bluet.


Blogger OldRoses said...

I'm in love with Brunnera. I'm putting it on my list of "Must-Haves".

6:37 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Oldroses, I almost managed to kill one of two we bought. Placed it in too shady and dry location under a dogwood and japanese maple trees. It was barely hanging on when I transplanted it but it revived magnificently. Now it's almost as large as the other one. This is a double treat plant with beautiful tiny blue flowers and striking foilage the rest of the growing season. I heard glowing reports of it before I bought them and it's as good as advertised if not better. Maybe they'll have some for sale at the Rutgers sale?

6:45 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Jack Frost wasn't around, but I sure loved my Brunnera back in IL.

This is a lovely album of spring in your garden, Ki.


8:15 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thanks Annie. I would like to have B. 'Looking glass' and 'Dawson's white' or the stunner 'Hadspen cream' but I made a large purchase yesterday so I have to cool it for a while. Will post what it is when it blooms and I have photos of it. A little tease.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

How beautiful! I am drooling over that rhododendron. Mine looks insipid in comparison. :)

5:29 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hey Kim, that rhodie was the one that you thought was tipped over in back of the ersatz pond. Despite the great flower display the leaves still look droopy. The winter winds were relentless and very hard on the rhodies and esp. the smaller azaleas. We lost many azaleas and I think we may lose several rhodies too. We bought this specimen at the Princeton chapter of the Rhododendron Society last spring so I guess we can take some credit for the flowers ;)

5:40 PM  
Blogger Gotta Garden said...

Beautiful photos! Lupines do not like it here, so I will look forward to your photos. You have to watch Hadspen Cream like a hawk to get out those solid leaves...but, otherwise, no complaints. You are a tease! It's so hard to wait.....

I have no more rhodos...your pictures are especially enjoyable.

I'm going to look again at that yellow Butterfly....I want, I want, I want!

5:23 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Gotta Garden, you have Hadspen cream? Wow. I'll have to see if I can get one. I'm surprised Virginia is too warm for lupines. Rhodies are becoming too much for us too. The dry winter winds takes too much of a toll and I hate putting up little fences to protect the shrubs.

Buy, buy, buy, Butterflies. Several mailorder nurseries sell them though shipping may be a little expensive. Then there's the wait time for it to reach blooming age for a small plant you'd get through mailorder. Maybe a local nursery will have it in stock though the one we saw them in wanted a lot of money for a 10' tree.

4:54 PM  

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