Apr. 15th, 2006 07:25 pm
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In bloom today:

Siberian squill
red-violet hyacinths
grape hyacinths
miniature dwarf purple iris

I filled bird feeders, set out bird baths and garden ornaments, connected and tested the hoses, and moved a few plants. The weather was perfect - 65 degrees and sunny, with almost no wind.

Next I need to spread seed suppressant and fertilizer, and put liquid fertilizer on the roses.

Date: 2006-04-15 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooooh, it sounds so lovely. I can't wait to plant a garden in the new place once I get it. I'm hoping to be able to move in to at least get some herbs and tomatoes in this year.

Date: 2006-04-18 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You could start them in pots now if you have a porch or balcony, and transplant them after you move.

Date: 2006-04-15 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your garden sounds delightful even thought I have no idea what Siberian squill is or pushkinias.

Date: 2006-04-15 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Squill is a spring flower of the lily family that's blue!
(wif' pictures)

I have no idea what the pushkinias are either.
Are they another pronunciation of Bukiniczia? or something completely else?

Date: 2006-04-15 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the link to the great plant site. The minute I saw scilla as the name I knew the plant. I suppose Siberian means its winter hardy for our Wisconsin climate

Date: 2006-04-18 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Puschkinia libanotica -

Pretty bluish-white flowers that last a long time, look delicate, and come back year after year.

Date: 2006-04-18 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ooo pretty things!

Date: 2006-04-18 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Puschkinia libanotica -

They come from small bulbs, and are beautiful planted in drifts - the flowers last a long time, and the bulbs increase at a reasonable rate (as opposed to grape hyacinths, which increase too quickly and form a dense mass.)

Date: 2006-04-15 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Siberian squill is especially lovely in big clumps. Several of my neighbors' yards are just big masses of blue right now. We saw a bunch at the botanic gardens last weekend too, planted with the daffodils and early tulips.


Date: 2006-04-15 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In a new little vase before me are some of the day's blossoms:
white borage, freesia, purple hyacinths, putple freesia, and one little yellow rose that's opened early.

I've been perusing a new pagan gardening yahoogroup started after a workshop at Pantheacon this year, and the Dave's Garden website; the new group is sputtering to life slowly, and DG is well established, full of info (much of it free and portions, like the forums, behind a $15/annual nuisance fee I found worthy); now I'm wondering if and where there are gardening communities on LJ.
Oh dear, Spring's come on me now!

Lovely news of your gardening - I'd love to see pix of your dwarf purple iris. Is it the pale pale stuff or the deep dark purples?

Re: yay!

Date: 2006-04-18 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These are the dark purple kind. When the clumps get large, they make a carpet of purple blossoms in the early spring. I'll try to get pictures this weekend.

Hope your garden was lovely this summer!

Date: 2006-09-16 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LJ tells me today is your birthday...have a happy one!


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