Monday, February 16, 2009

Bloom Day - Feb 15th - a day late....

So I am a day late for Garden Blogger's bloom day, but I have a good reason. I went on a rock hunt expedition yesterday to collect rocks to put around the base of 3 of my trees to hold the dirt in. I then spent time putting them in place and cleaning out/trimming a bunch of perennials.

Here is the side of the house wildscape where I was building small rounded retaining walls to hold the dirt in around the trees:







I clipped back all the perennials and grasses in the front also and now the flower bed looks naked:



By the time I was done with all of that, it was dark outside and I was tired and didn't feel like posting. I did take pictures yesterday though in preparation for bloom day. So here they are, one day late:

Abutilon:



Agarito:



A little closer:



Coral Honeysuckle:



The Meyer Lemon blossoms are filling the entryway with a divine scent:



Texas Scarlet Quince:



Southern Grape Hyacinth:



Leucojum or Summer Snowflake:



And a garden friend that I always have to shoo away from the hose spigot when I want to turn it off:

4 comments:

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

You do have some blooms there! I clipped my garden down, too...but there still is nothing 'flowering'! (I did 'indoor' plants). I love that
Quince. Nothing like that grows around here (I don't 'think'--never have I seen one, anyway).

Darla said...

Your beds are looking great. Love the rocks for the retaining wall. I like that snowdrop? flower, the white one with the green dots.

Lee17 said...

Jan,

Quince are pretty aren't they? That particular one seduced me at the nursery and I was forced to buy it. ;)

Lee17 said...

Darla,

Thanks. Yep, that's a snowflake. Summer Snowflake. I don't know why they call it that, because it blooms in early spring for me.