Spring

Spring

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wisteria Floribunda 'Violacea Plena'

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Coming into bloom now in my garden, I pass by this mass of deep amethyst flowers on a sturdy vine as I go to and from the greenhouse, the heady perfume making me stop for a moment and murmur a thank you to the wisteria goddesses.

I first grew Violacea Plena , a rare double-blossom wisteria, in my garden in the Sacramento Valley. I had just found the one and really didn't know what I had until it began blooming, as the tag didn't give its variety. When we moved up here, it took me several years to find another. Now they're more easily found, but not as popular as the singles. With their rich perfume, I can't imagine why.






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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring in My Garden - Rhododendron 'Heaven Scent'

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The newest addition to my growing collection of Rhododendrons, aptly named.




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Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring in the Garden - Bronze Pansy

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Who can resist such a cute face? Not me.




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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring in My Garden - Red Rhododendron

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I took this shot with the camera's color setting on neutral. Great detail, but then I had to up the color so it actually looks kind of red. It's really quite a brilliant red and I'll post another photo next week that will show it off better. For now, we're off to Ashland for Shakespeare, visiting with great friends and trying new restaurants.




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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring in My Garden

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I'm going to ask my friend Anne, who lives and gardens across the pond, if she knows what is the name of this flower. I'm fairly certain it's a type of ranunculus. Anne, can you help?









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Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring in My Garden - Blazing Tulip

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It's Mr CC's birthday today.

This is for him.

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!




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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring in the Garden - Clematis Montana 'Mayleen'

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Later on in the season this pretty pink clematis will share the spotlight with the Sally Holmes rose that grows near it; opalescent pink rose buds twining and dancing amid the clematis blossoms.
Happy Easter!








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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Spring in My Garden - Sparaxis

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A beautiful spring day today and all the sparaxis popped open at once, as if on cue:


It's time!





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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Spring in My Garden - Flowering Crabapple

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