Monday, April 21, 2008
Many of the spring bulbs I bought last year are popping up. Above is the humulis “Persian Pearl.” This really would be nicer with ground cover surrunding it, but I tore out all the ground cover, so that’s not possible. Now we have perennials, most of which are not emerging yet.
This is the erythronium revolutum “White Beauty,” which is coming up nicely, and why not in this weather. I’ve seen that the buds emerge at the same time as the foliage on these, and they can freeze in bad weather, not that we’ve had that.
It’s not quite as white as billed, but I know it must be the correct type—“Pagoda” and “Kondo” would be much yellower, the tuolumnense looks completely different, and the others are pink. I always accept that a company may have sent me a different type, but that rules out everything B&B carries.
This hellebore may be from Plant Delights, or it may be from a local nursery. If, as I suspect, it's the latter, it’s a common purple hybridus type. Nice though. I like it that all the hellebores have blooms, even though they’re new. In a few years, I’m hoping they’ll be like this one in the back—or better.