Spring is Everywhere – Seedlings Sprouting Too!
Every gardener makes a list of spring flowers during the dark days of winter, and looks forward eagerly to the first burst of spring color. Spring arrives at different times depending on where you live, but the sequence of blooms is similar in most places. With that in mind, I watch for the favorites in my own garden or in neighboring gardens.
The weather has been up and down, sometimes way down like last week…But it hasn’t kept Spring from popping up even though its keep me from cleaning up the garden beds. Today we had HAIL storms!
A few white Crocus and
Crocuses are native to meadows and woodlands. Early spring bloomers are most common; however, some crocuses bloom in the autumn. The Latin name crocus means saffron which the spice saffron is obtained from.
Scilia..is one of the first things to bloom in spring, surprising gardeners with its intense blue color well before any trees have leafed out. The foliage consists of narrow strap-like stems usually no more than a few inches tall with the flower stalks rising anywhere from four to 12 inches depending on the variety.
But, Scilla siberica (above) can be invasive non-native plant that takes over lawns and woods. I don’t know where mine came from — probably the birds — but only showed up this Spring.
If you want to control it spreading by removing the flowers and buds is a really sound recommendation. As you pull the leaves and flowers, you’ll find many little spires of new plants nestled close by the mature plant. So as you moved from plant to plant, you may find many of the flowers already producing seed pods, so timing was perfect.
Woodland Poppy is probably my favorite spring wildflower. Another common name is poppywort, or Celandine poppy, and its latin name is Stylophorum diphyllum. Its commonly found in woodlands of Northern parts of the US. Its a showy spring bloomer native to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Missouri.
This is a heavy seeder..and they’ve provided many, many, many children, so if anyone lives close by and wants one let me know.
Daffodils -are the glory of the mid-spring blossoms. Large, late varieties like King Alfred and Mount Hood are brilliant even on rainy days.
Hyacinths – are spring flowers that bring scent as well as color to the spring garden.They also do better in full sun.
Also pink Hyacinth..
I’m really late propagating seeds…but started some Impatient’s and Geraniums..
When the seeds are so small I’ll use twitters to separate and place into each container.
Aren’t they so sweet looking…
Yesterday hubs put up the greenhouse but haven’t felt well enough to go outside.
Whenever you spot these flowers you’ll know Spring is Everywhere!