Friday, April 23, 2010

What's Blooming?

There are several things blooming in a quiet way before the full blast of the spring perennials take over.  The Blue Dart Vinca is just beautiful this year.  It must have been the snow cover.  Those Orange Emperor Tulips will not give up making a final showing in the cooler and a little shadier part of the garden.

My strange fern is up and it looks like it could be from the dinosaur age.  I identified it at a local garden center but did not write down the name.  Bleeding Hearts are in full bloom on the north side of my garden and Viburnum Carlesi Compactum is full of blooms with a most heady fragrance by my front walk.  The Amelanchier Regent was beautiful about a week ago as per the picture  Anemone Sylvistris is blooming on the south side of the garden

The vegetable garden looks very colorful this year as I made it a point to grow some unusually named lettuces in some colors that just pop.  The carrots are sprouting between the lettuce, as most of my lettuce usually is done by July, seed onions are coming up between the sets.  It's an experiment called layering, so we'll see if it works.

17 comments:

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Looks great! I'm fast becoming a fan of serviceberry trees. I think one of them may have to be my next tree purchase!

LC said...

Is the fern Dryopteris erythrosora Brilliance (autumn brilliance)? If so, mine don't come back very well but they are lovely... Larry

Becca's Dirt said...

Your gardens are certainly coming alive there. They are so beautiful. What a show the bleeding hearts are putting on. And the Vinca is awesome. Have a good weekend.

noel said...

aloha,

its raining today so seeing all the garden blooms are a nice thing to do with a hot cup of coffee.

spring is popping up everywhere in your garden today, thanks for sharing this today and giving us a tour of your gardens...can i take a snip of your yummy lettuce :)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Dave, this is a shorter Serviceberry, Regent (not too common) but I really like them too. I had the larger ones at other homes and this is all I could fit in my present home - they are a full four season tree or shrub.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Larry, I am not sure which one it is. I am going back to the nursery where I saw it, pen in hand to copy down the name. I will let you know which one it is.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Becca, I do love those bleeding hearts. I wish they would last a little longer. Have a beautiful weekend.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Noel,

We are supposed to get rain all weekend. When I was in Hawaii it rained each day but not for long. How do you ever get used to the beauty?

Eileen

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh wow! I love your Anemone Sylvistris. How pretty. That is a great looking fern and does look on the prehistoric side LOL! I don't have a clue Eileen. Love the furry fronds though. Get the vinegar dressing ready we are about to have some lettuce. The Red looks almost too pretty to eat LOL!
Have a wonderful weekend and the pansies are beauties.
Lona

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, the lettuce is really this glowing green different than any other that I have grown.

Oh, who is every going to know what this fern is. It is my own fault as I did not keep the tags.

Eileen

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

You got me with that Bleeding Heart, I'm such a sucker for them...your's is gorgeous!!! The pansies are beautiful also!!!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi to Blended Hearts, what a great name The Bleeding Hearts are in a peret spot, I wish they would last longer!

Paula said...

Your flowers are totally amazing - I love your bleeding hearts - they are so lovely - thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That row of Bleeding Hearts is beautiful! Everything is beautiful! I have that same fern, I can't find the name either. Do you think it could be a tassel fern? I really like the fuzzy new growth. If you find the name I'd love to know.

Bernie said...

So many beauties, Eileen! Your garden must be looking fantastic ... my favourite, though, is the photo of those beautiful pansies.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Paula, thanks for stopping by.

Catherine, I am on a mission to identify this strange fern. Tassal Fern sounds familiar. It is a pretty large stiff fern when it is unfurled. I had to move it last year where it would have more room.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Bernie,

I am sad each year when I have to pull the pansies. They cannot take the heat in our area so I move them on the north side of the house.

Eileen