Monday, March 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - March 2010

I didn't think I had any new blooms today to show for GBBD however this evening when I did my final walk about I found the first Daffodil in bloom. I didn't see it today because it is in a hidden spot. It is at the base of a tree where a few years ago after dividing many daffs I was tired of planting them so I threw the remaining bulbs in a pile under a bush.  Well, they showed me.  They are my first to bloom this year.   The only way you can tell they have been mistreated is that they are a little smaller than they should be. Other than that they are pretty as any yellow daffodil.
I also found another hellebore blooming. Not a whole lot of blooms on this plant but they are just beginning to bloom.
For more blooms go to Carol's May Dreams Garden.  You will see wonderous blooms from all over the world. Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day to you.

35 comments:

Cyndy said...

The daffs will not die! How nice to find them surviving...

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

You have a daffodil blooming already?!?! WOW! Cool! (Or, warm!) I did find my little witch hazel is blooming for the first time ever, and some winter-sown seedlings have popped up!

chuck b. said...

I started planting daffodils a couple years ago. They flower fine despite my general neglect, but they don't seem much bigger this year than they did last year. I hope next year they become the clumps I've been waiting for.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I only have crocus in bloom but the daffodils have buds. It won't be long now. I looked at the 10 day and it looks like we have some great gardening weather coming. I have lots of cleaning up to do!
It looks like you have already had a good start on projects!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

LOL at your daffodil planting method. Your Hellebore resembles on of my seedling Hellebores. I like the subtle blend of green & pink.

beckie said...

That will teach you to be mean to daffys! I will bet they will need dividing very soon and you will have to dig lost of holes for them. :) I am hoping some of mine will be blooming in a couple of weeks. Easter needs daffodils. Your hellebore is gorgeous and must give you great pleasure. I am just going to have to get some of those planted here.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey Lisa girl your hellebore are ahead of mine : ) I have buds but no one wants to smile at me yet ? LOL
Your daffs are so bright and pretty .. but it is funny .. I have mistreated mine to by moving them around way too much .. so we are in the same "Naughty to Daffs" club ?
Joy

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Lisa, some plants just really want to live. That was a lucky accident. Love the color blend in your hellebore.
Marnie

Blackswamp_Girl said...

The first daffodil... what a great find! Glad that you found a little treasure on your walk today, Lisa. :)

Randy and Jamie said...

I don't care who or where you are, that first daff of the season will always put a smile on your face! Hang in there spring is on the way!-- Randy

Rose said...

I love your castoff daffodil, Lisa! I appreciate any plant that grows in spite of my neglect:) Your hellebore is a beauty, too; I'm so hoping to see some blooms on mine this year.

Q said...

I love the way the daffodiles "grow where they are planted"! Plants do teach all sorts of life lessons. I see a book emerging from this..."Everything I needed to know I learned from plants!" Trees have taught me so much.
Happy bloom day!
Sherry

Deb said...

How exciting to see your first Daffs. This morning I noticed the tips of ours have just begun to poke through the garden. Warm and sunny today (and forecast for the remainder of the week)after days and days of rain.
BTW- the popcorn on the ceiling comes off by just spraying it with water :-} very messy but works!

Cheryl said...

Both beautiful blooms Lisa.....but for me there is nothing quite like a hellebore flower.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that daff is a dream! And the new guy is a new friend. Beautiful.

Jayne said...

I love how resilient daffodils are... talk about blooming where you are planted! :c)

fairegarden said...

Dear Lisa, daffodils and hellebores, the perfect spring duo. Your first daff is prized for so many reasons. You are ahead of us with that one.
Frances

Susan said...

What lovely spring flowers. Hopefully, it won't be long and your garden will be full of blooms.

Gail said...

Yeah~~spring time looks lovely in your garden...I think you beat the dafs in some zone 7 gardens. Your hellebore is especially lovely, too.

I have noticed that those errant bulbs seem to grow anywhere! They are much hardier then we think.

gail

shirl said...

Hi there Lisa :-) Well impressed you found a daffodil in flower! Very nice to see… love that hellebore too. Here’s hoping you’ll be able to get out into your garden more now :-D

Diana said...

Daffodils and Hellebores are my favorite spring flowers and yours are beautiful. Isn't it amazing that your Daffs survived in spite of you! That's Mother Nature showing us we are not in charge! Happy GBBD.

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Dirty Girl Gardening said...

both are lovely... cheers!

Babara said...

Our daffodils are only showing their leaves now. But all the hellebores are blooming. I've rea in another post of yours that you like this plant too. The one you show here has a very nice and special color. Do your plants also make a lot of seedlings? My beds are full of new tiny plants. Unfortunately the double sorts don't :-( !

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Barbara, It doesn't seem like my plants make a lot of seedlings. Maybe it is because I use a lot of mulch.

Thank you all for stopping in to check out GBBD here at Greenbow. I always look forward to your comments.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey Lisa ... that happened to me one year too .. an older standard daff "showed" me up for tossing them to the side by blooming their little heads off ! it was a gorgeous little scenario : )
Hellebore heaven !! I have a little collection now and I'm nervous about how they will do .. Orientalis is budding out but the others have to follow suit , crossed fingers : )
Great Bloom Day post girl !

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

I love it! Why is it the things we WANT to grow and pamper, won't, and the things we abuse just keep right on going? Beautiful hellebore, too. Mine are almost ready to open. :-)

Naturegirl said...

Hello Lisa! Happy Spring Day to you!!!Soon I'll be seeing my yellow dafs smiling at me too!
Happy weekend to you dear friend!!

gardenpath said...

Nothing here yet, but buds! Strange, since we have had a couple of warm weeks.

Jean said...

That's very cool the daffodil survived. They really are one tough bulb. Beautiful hellebore.

Kerri said...

That's an early daffodil! And lucky you to have that beautiful Hellebore. I'm so looking forward to seeing blooms on my 2 plants. Keeping my fingers crossed. One of them has never bloomed before and I don't know what color it's going to be.
I was excited to find a winter aconite blooming on Thursday. One lonely, but tough little soldier :) A friend gave me seeds last year.
And today I found a couple of crocus blooms about to burst forth!
Happy spring, Lisa!

SandyCarlson said...

Happy Spring to you!

Annie in Austin said...

More than twenty years ago I remember my Illinois garden mentor walking around my garden, shaking her head wherever the daffodils had come up all leaves without flowers...."Too deep!" she'd say..."Too deep! Lift them and reset them higher in the ground."
When I read about your daffodils being reset really high in the ground, Vi's voice came into my head. Happy Spring, Lisa!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Commonweeder said...

I am waiting impatiently for spring to progress a bit so I can visit a new friend who has promised me some hellebores which he says run rampant in his garden.

yoon see said...

The second bloom looks so rare but beautiful to me. The first one also so so so appealing.
I hope to be Alice wondering in your flowerland Lisa!