Saturday, March 28, 2009

Show & Tell - Sunday March 29th

Last week I told you about some of the flowers and plants I have coming up in my yard. This week I have actual blooms to show you! I am very excited to see these - though I hadn't expected them to bloom so soon. My Bleeding Hearts are still on the smallish side, but I hope they will continue to grow larger and bloom some more. They usually do if the weather stays consistent with few extremes. No sign yet of my white Bleeding Hearts. When they do, I will be sure to share. What I love about these particular plants (besides the symbolism and the unique flowers it produces) are they are true spring plants. They like things warmish - but not too hot. They like a little sun, but are just as happy in the rain. I've been able to grow them in the arid climate of Colorado and Idaho and been just as successful in the hot and humid clime of Missouri. They are my kind of plant - easy to maintain, require little fussing and bloom pretty much where-ever they are planted, coming back year after year, even bigger and better than before.

Enjoy my first little blooms of spring!











OH! I also noticed that my rosebush I thought had succumbed last year may have a bit of life left in it. I found one of the long main stems has some green to it and appears to be trying to put out some leaf buds. We shall see . . . .

For more Show & Tell - see here.

21 comments:

infertilityrocks said...

Beautiful! Did you say you were in Missouri? Are you getting snow tonight like us?

Lori said...

Those are gorgeous flowers, Julia. The color is bright and cheery but the demeanor is a little sad.

Multi-faceted.

one-hit_wonder said...

Very pretty - I agree with Lori's comment on them.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I'm just impressed that you keep your garden growing. It shows your commitment.

We have Angel Wings said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to grow my own stuff this year.

Seeing your beautiful blooms just made me all the more excited.

areyoukiddingme said...

Beautiful! Waiting to see if snow kills off everything here tonight...

GINA and KEV said...

Gorgeous!

I think my bleeding heart will not make it out of this winter storm alive.

:(

Kristin said...

They are beautiful Julia.

Another Dreamer said...

Those are gorgeous!

I think we're still pretty far away from having anything grow here yet; we're supposed to have some snow tomorrow :(

Carrie said...

Beautiful! The sun has yet to show much of a face in Seattle, and it is wonderful to see some color. I need to get outside and plant!

Hugs,
Carrie

holly said...

I love the color of the flowers!!

Parenthood For Me said...

Beautiful. We moved to a new house last July. I can't wait to do gardening this year in our new yard. Maybe I will plant bleeding hearts. I don't necessarily have a green thumb so they sound manageable for me.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Just lovely! Looks amazing, and it's obvious the hardwork you've put into your garden. :)

Beautiful Mess said...

Beautiful blooms! I love the color. I hope your roses survived. Thank you for showing your pictures. I was so excited when I read the first sentence.

Taylor said...

Wow that was fast! Very pretty.

cysteract said...

Easy to maintain that sounds like my kind of plant they are so pretty too !

loribeth said...

I saw the snow report on your other blog(yikes!)! How are your flowers doing?? These are such pretty pictures!

Jennifer said...

What beautiful flowers! They make me hopeful for Spring.

MrsSpock said...

I like those! I've been looking for something to plant in our newly stripped yard...

Elizabeth said...

One of my favorite flowers of all time. My grandmother had them growing under her kitchen window with forget-me-nots. Kind of appropriate, I think.

WiseGuy said...

Wow...they are beautiful...

just watching them bloom is inspirational!