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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Early Emergence


A study of contrasts, the wild delphinium first emerged from sleep.

It's impossible to grow the nursery delphiniums here, but this brave little guy stands up to the heat.

I discovered the viper's bugloss growing near the fire department as I drove past (a couple of years age)... I pulled over and took a closer look at those showy blue flowers...

Picked a couple of seed pods, and sowed them in my garden... Good thing I got them, because they soon had that area covered in sod... YUCK!
Last Spring they came up and bloomed, but my camera died... I'll try to get pictures this year.
I grew this camellia from an acorn...

Neat story, a neighbor came by a garden where I was helping the homeowner, with a pocket full of camellia seed... Asked if we thought they would grow...

I thought they prolly would... The neighbor gifted me with the seed... I took them home and planted them... had a nice crop of camellias come up... I shared them with people and took a dozen (or so) of them up to TN for a visit to the mountains... for a couple of years, before bringing them back to middle GA...


Another hellebore picture... These guys are so pretty... It's still going to be another month before we get the peak bloom...





Fixing to move a tree...
Had a walnut tree come up in someone's garden, they couldn't figure out where they had room for it... but it couldn't stay there...

Also picked up a plum tree... I hope to have tree fruit some day...

 

3 Comments:

Anonymous Fran Casey said...

Wow! That hellibore is really gorgeous. I've never seen one here in Dallas. Do you have any moe photos of it? i'm also a quilter and I'm always looking for flowers for applique designs.

February 13, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

Yes, I really like hellebore a lot... I'm certain that you will see hellebore everywhere in Dallas now that you are aware of them...
  I've posted hellebore pictures over and over since january...
Check these links...
what's blooming today
Winter
Is it Spring yet?
Kind of almost embarrassed to keep posting the hellebore...

February 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

That's awesome you were able to move the walnut tree. Did you move to your place? Those are great spring pictures!

March 6, 2011 at 10:03 PM  

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