Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some Wildflowers are Making their Appearance

I have already shown the one wildflower that I have blooming so far, but will post it again, as well as some of the plants that are coming up.   There are a few I'm not including, because I am not sure what they are yet, or their names were not in my memory at the time I saw them.  I figured this may help others who have these plants coming up, but don't remember what they are.  (I also showed some of the plants that are coming up in my last post.)  This will be my different kind of post for Wildflower Wednesday, hosted by Gail, from Clay and Limestone.  I hope you read hers and the other posts, and are inspired to plant more natives from your areas.

I am thankful we had 1/2 to 3/4 an inch of rain yesterday, while it was 35 degrees.  It's a good thing it wasn't a few degrees colder.  We could still get some snow in the next few weeks, though. 

The clumps of pasque flowers are blooming at different times than each other this year.  We had a few drops of rain this morning, and I like how the drops of water show up on some of the plants.

I am going to try to cut back the cup plant a couple or three times this year to see if it sprawls a bit less, since it is right by the sidewalk going up to our porch.

I hope to see more Golden alexander seedlings come up to share with local people.  This clump is several years old.

I am hoping this is the year the white blooming baptisia blooms.  I moved the stump away, and was pleased to see there is another shoot coming up next to this one.

 I don't remember the rudbeckia maxima looking smooth at this stage.

I am tickled to see the Virginia bluebells are coming up, as they weren't last week when I looked.

The Virginia waterleaf is doing well.

I showed the older, larger clump of Prairie smoke geum in my last post. This is one of the ones I planted last year.

I am please to see a number of self sown Mexican hat plants coming up. It looks like I will have some thinning to do.

I should probably clip some of the dried leaves off of the heuchera richardsonii. 

Now that it has rained, there should be lots more plants popping up, including the lettuce, spinach, kale, radishes, peas, onions, and potatoes that I planted.  I don't remember when the asparagus comes up, but I also planted some across the street that I hope grows well with the challenges of the evergreen trees.  Hopefully, they are far enough away from the walnut tree.


  1. So nice to see things coming up in the spring, isn't it?
    You've had a bout of lovely weather---I was out in Nebraska for 10 days and WOW---70's and sunshine sure felt terrific.
    Now I'm back home and dealing with freezing rain and snow. Blech!
    Hope all grows well for you in the garden. Those first veggies are always so appreciated.

  2. Hurray for you, spring growth is popping up all over.

    I wish we would get some much needed rain. We keep having predictions, but nothing happens.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

  3. Love your pasque flowers. Making a note to try to find some to add to my garden. Adding more prairie plants to my garden. Only a few tips of bulb foliage showing here, nothing to get excited about yet.

  4. I love this time of year when new little green shoots begin to appear!
    Have a beautiful day!

  5. Sue, my crocus finally came up and starting blooming. It's the first of the spring flowers to bloom for me. I have them planted in the grass next to the street. Just when I thought the very cold snowless winter had killed them, up they came and are flowering their hearts out. Of course the tulips and daffodils started poking through the frozen ground the last part of February. They will be in bloom very soon. The race is on between them to see who can bloom first. Then comes the peony bush about the latter part of May with the Iris right behind. After the Iris is done my summer is drab with no flowers in bloom until the Hosta comes forth in the fall. I spruce up my poor man's living patio with hanging baskets and pots filled with Silver Dust, Begonias, Impatiens, and coleus. That's my summer color. It's quite nice as it's right by the front door and the hanging baskets are on an arch that must be walked under to get to the front door. It's all watered automatically and doesn't require much attention except for a dose of miracle grow a few times during the summer months. I'm going to try to incorporate more flowers in the garden this year. Always I have good intentions in the Spring. So we will see how things turn out this year. :-)

    Have a great Spring flower day.

  6. What a fabulous spring you are having Sue....I look forward to spring arriving here in a couple of weeks finally.

  7. It's lovely to see all those new shoots come up.. Spring is a wonderful time of the year :o)

  8. Hi, Sue, it is wonderful to see all the shoots beginning to emerge! Your garden holds a lot of promise of blooms soon to come. I can get euphoric about spring! We are having another bout of cold air this weekend, reaching the lower 30s, but warmer spring air should quickly return. I just hope we don't fast-forward to summer!

  9. Things are really coming along in your garden, Sue. I love the pasque flowers. I have some too but it isn't blooming yet. I have snowdrops and crocus blooming. The deer have eaten the blooms off many of my crocus and have been munching on the tulips too. Do you have deer issues? Happy Spring, Sue!

  10. jealous you are already seeing such progress!

  11. Your garden is off to a good start! We had 18 degrees here this morning, but it didn't seem to do much damage.

  12. So nice to see the flowers growing. This past week brought a lot more out at our place too.

  13. Your garden is so much further along than mine, Sue! I did notice the sedum were starting to come up as I was doing some clean-up yesterday, but everything else is slow to emerge. I'm impressed you can identify everything, too; usually I can't remember what a plant is until it gets bigger...sometimes not until it blooms:) I scattered the bundleflower seed you gave me over the snow in early March and am hoping it will germinate. Maybe you can show a photo of the seedlings sometime, so I know what they look like and don't accidentally pull them out as weeds!

  14. You have so much working it's way out of the earth! It is fun to go out daily and see what is coming up.....The Pasque flowers are beautiful.

  15. Don't you love this time of year? There is something about seeing little green signs of life that is so invigorating and exciting.


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