Having a Blooming Good Time

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That time of year that all gardeners wait for is happening right now … lots of gorgeous blooms appearing and amazing amounts of growth.  It is hard to keep up with the garden these days as it seems every time I check something else has grown, produced buds or bloomed.

The parrot tulips and tahiti daffodils continue to bloom.  The latest to appear were the 2 deep burgundy tulips. 

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The bleeding heart is putting on a gorgeous show … in pink …

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 … and white.  I also have a few little volunteer plants that will be moved after blooming.

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I have finally removed my make shift greenhouses around the tomato plants.  This is a view looking down from the deck onto the plant tables where I can see lots of promising growth.

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I’ve been rescuing a few small bits of plants and potting them up on the garden workbench.  The little insert photo is some salmon sunset 4 o’clock seeds that I received a seed trade.  This is a colour that I don’t have so I’m really looking forward to seeing how they develop.

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Two garden areas that I’ve been working on a lot are the honeysuckle garden and the windmill garden.

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Some bloomers are coral bells, ajuga, lunaria, ground phlox and buds on the daylily.

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But the plant that is the most fun to watch develop is the Egyptian walking onions.

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The stems start to curl and twist and expand and bend.  I recently sent some of the little bulblets out to BC in a swap.  I hope they are growing in their new garden.

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It’s time to flaunt the Friday flowers at Fertilizer Friday and Cottage Garden Party.

Planted: canna, 4 o’clocks seeds, scarlet runner beans, purple hyacinth beans, pole beans, vine nasturtiums, sweet peas, french vanilla marigold, clematis seeds, 

Sprouting:   4 o’clocks, kale, peruvian daffodils, 4 o’clock roots, peas, potatoes, 4 o’clocks seeds, canna

Leaves:   daylilies,  stella d’oro daylilies,  some hostas,  bee balm, purple coneflower, coreopsis, lady’s mantle, lavender, astillbe,  coreopsis, purple coneflower, yucca, honeysuckle shrub, honeysuckle vine, ribbon grass, 

Budding Blooms:  peonies,  lily of the valley, iris,  Egyptian walking onions, daylilies, honeysuckle shrubs,

Blooming: daffodils, mini iris, bleeding hearts, ground cover phlox, tulips, trilliums, mini iris, coral bells, lilacs, solomen seal,

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