I bet your gardens are wonderous places for your fairies..........<G>
Yesterday the first "Rip Van Winkle" daffodil bud burst open, a small lonely
bloom. Lots & lots of this dwarf's gooseneck buds should follow suit in a
day or two.
I love those little dudes. I always tell myself that I will order some from
Dutch Gardens. You've convinced me sugar!!
I've a small drift of pure wild kaufmanniana waterlily tulip which I
yesterday noticed already have fat buds showing color, but the several
hybrid waterlily tulips & greigiis aren't showing their buds quite yet,
though the fat pointy leaves are everywhere.
Where did you locate the bulbs of wild kaufmanniana waterlilies? I see that
McClure & Zimmerman offer interesting whacky looking species tulips........
The earliest rhododendrons are starting, which seems more surprising than
the bulbs. Evergreen R. pachytrichum has one truss opening wide, & two
others have brightly colored buds preparing to burst, "Milestone" &
"Crater's Edge." In past years I think it was "PJM Elite" bloomed first, but
it's going to be fourth in line this year.
Until I have my woods cleaned out, I'm not going to waste the life of a good
rhodie. I have awesome potential of woods for azaela's and rhodies and all
sorts of wonderous things, but I can't do justice until I get down there adn
clean that mess out. After wasting 8 years, I have resigned myself to the
fact that it will be me or no one because Squire is back on the road and I
don't get yard help from sons too often despite that I have oldest one here.
It's whip cracking time when I want that kind of assistance. So I have made
a pact with the fairies and my back and have decided that a little at a time
and I will notify everyone when it's ready to do. I always want to plant
cleaned spot, but that's not logical. I should clean it up first and then
plant it, I just love the plants is all and have no self control when it
comes to this.
I think a lot of gardeners suffer from the gratification button. We buy a
lot of pots because we want an instant flower garden. I'm learning that
smaller means better adapted to my little micro climate up here in fairy
holler. Something you have already attained, Paggers, but better late than
never, eh? <g>
Where my fairy gardens sound neat to a lot of people, I also have never said
they were more than what they were. Disorderly and chaotic but I love them
never the less. Give me a bit more time and now what I feel is better
motivation, and my gardens will truely be the wonder that I see them as
already. (I find the wonder in one crocus honey, you know that lol)
"Of what are you afraid, my child?" inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
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