Can you believe this weather we're having? Well, I don't know how it is where you are, dear reader, but here in NC, it has been just incredibly nice. Not oppressively hot. I went out and gardened at noon today. NOON! And not only did I not want to die, I didn't even think anything of it until I realized what time it was. I think the high was 81, we had a nice breeze, and I foolishly transplanted a couple shrubs that I've had in pots. I don't know what I was thinking, but hopefully they will do ok. I moved a Pee Gee Hydrangea to an area that is somewhat shaded, I hope it will get enough sun to get blooms. May have made the wrong call there... And I moved a little Alberta Spruce, one of the first plants I ever bought, into the ground. right off the deck. I think it will be a great place for it. Oh and moved an Amaryllis that I had completely forgotten about all winter, and I'm reasonably sure I didn't even water it. It started to bloom in my unheated garage, so I brought it up in February, and then moved it outside when the weather warms up. I sure hope it likes where I put it, because I'd hate to kill anything tough enough to survive being neglected all winter.
Here's what's blooming for me right now:
This is another first time bloomer. I don't love the color. This was a discount bag o' bulbs from end of season clearance at Lowes. I will give this plant credit for surviving 2-3 years now with me forgetfully digging it up when planting annuals. Way to keep on fighting, pumpkin colored calla.
I thiiiiiink this is Nelly Moser Clematis. It could be a Barbara Jackman. I have two clematis planted by the deck. Its one of those. Lots of blooms on it this year!