Garden Bloggers Bloomday March 2021
It feels good to write 2021. And it feels good to have had my first Moderna vaccine. By April Bloomday I will be fully vaccinated. What could be better than getting your life back ? This winter has been interesting. The lack of rain results in night after night of frost. This week rain is predicted for the next few days and though we will not catch up to normal (25"vs. 7.48") I am collecting what I can for the containers. What I really need is a rain barrel. And what California needs are enterprises that install rain catchment systems for homeowners.
Leocodendron 'Little Bit'. I love this plant, it was my first success with the genus. Though technically not blooms, the cones are decorative enough to pass .
Thalia. I tend towards the white Daffs, and I think I'll tuck in a few more of this one in fall.
This has been a banner year for the Hellebores . I have many that are mature now and bloom heavily. And over the last two years I've probably acquired a dozen more. Looking at the Hellebores is now a daily exercise . This one is H. 'Maid of Honor' from the wedding party series.
This was my first planting of Hellebore at least 10 years ago, probably closer to 15. That was back when finding them locally was rare-I probably bought these at the late great SF Garden Show.
H. 'Double Ellen White' . These blooms were pure white but greened up as the flowers matured. I like them at both stages.
Erigeron 'Wayne Roderick'
Euphorbia 'Silver Swan' the best performer and longest lived of the white Euphorbias I've grown.
Leucodendron 'More Silver' .
And lets not forget the Freesias .