What's Blooming This Week?
Blooming this week. Names and notes on photos.
Native perennial shooting stars; prefers part-sun, lovely under the dappled shade of deciduous trees. Comes in white, pink, and purple.
Native shooting stars with native ginger and hellebores, planted under a redbud tree.
Tulips & leucojum (summer snowflake), with blue-flowering brunnera behind.
Tulips & leucojum, about five days later -- the viridiflora Spring Green tulips have come up. Plant early, mid-season, and late tulips for the longest continuous show.
Leucojum on its own.
Emerging parrot tulips.
Violets, native & edible. Nice in a lawn, can be aggressive.
Violets, native & edible.
First irises -- these dwarf irises are nice at the front of a bed.
Camassia emerging. Will bloom blue soon. With groundcover creeping phlox, tree peony, and brunnera.
Blueberry, ranunculus, lobelia. Planting blueberries in pots makes it easier to adjust to the acid soil they prefer.
Ammsonia "String Theory" (new-planted this year, so it may be blooming a little early). The native version of this plant is Ammsonia Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana).
Native Virginia bluebells.
Solomon's Seal with native Virginia bluebells.
Bleeding heart, lovely old-fashioned perennial. The leaves do end up going yellow for quite a while, so plan for that.
Columbine emerging, with Thalia daffodils finishing up behind.
Groundcover lamium / deadnettle (two varieties, as you can see by the leaves).
Pulmonaria, with spotted leaves lovely for lighting up shady areas.
Azalea with emerging alliums.
Redbud "Ace of Hearts".
Edible redbud blossoms -- they bloom on the branches, interestingly.
Redbud, with azalea behind.
Garlic mustard -- I didn't plant it, but might harvest and eat some before weeding the rest out. It'll be back next year regardless, I suspect.
Tulips, ranunculus, pansies, azaleas.
Ranunculus, pansies, gardener bunnies.