Saturday, March 15, 2008

My First Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

And my plants actually cooperated!

Last year, I got nary a single bloom on these snowflakes, and today I've got three on one, plus a visitor. Jackpot!

Yesterday this yellow columbine was merely a bud. I gave it a stern talking to last night that it must bloom today, and lo and behold this morning, a bloom. I'll have to try the stern talking with my husband other plants.

Grape hyacinth peeking out from the heartleaf skullcap that is threatening to take over the front yard.

Lavender spiderwort my neighbor gave me last year.

Silver germander blooming in my free plant zone, the alleyway behind the back fence. I never what electrical work the city will decide to do back there so I only plant free plants there.

The arugula has gone to seed.

The snow peas are going strong.

I'm still waiting to harvest enough fava beans (Windsor variety) to eat them with a little chianti.

Happy Bloom Day!


  1. Happy Bloom Day, to you as well. Those peas look great, really all your flowers are coming along...

    Looking forward to my trip to Austin!

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  2. Very nice, Vertie. Those grape hyacinth are lovely along with your columbine listening to you- you have yourself quite a showing for your first GBBD. I'm happy you've joined up.
    Meems @ HoeandShovel

  3. I enjoyed seeing what's blooming in your garden. We have many plants in common, and we'll be seeing flowers on the heartleaf skullcap next month, won't we?

  4. I'll have to try the stern-talking-to method on some of my recalcitrant buds! Our bare root pecan stick, in particular, needs a little more motivation. :)

    Rachel @ in bloom

  5. Well, if you ever want to get rid of some of that skullcap, I'll be glad to trade you some orange bulbine or zebragrass. ;)

    And your parting comment about the fava beans and chianti reminds me of a t-shirt I saw once:

    "What happens in Vegas stays chopped up in my freezer."


    Your vegetarian option does sound much better. ;)

  6. Congratulations on the snowpeas and fava beans - nice crops, Vert.

    Pam shared some of her Heartleaf skullcap and there may be one or two leaves on it. It's discouraging when the plants supposed to be invasive are barely alive!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  7. Pam, my plants seems to bloom about a week to ten days after yours. I wonder why? We don't live that far apart.

    Lori, I'm sure we can work out a trade. I got my skullcap from a workday at Zilker Botanical so it would be nice to see it spread around the city.

    Annie, maybe your passalongs just need some time?