growing snapdragons


By |2018-05-03T20:15:21-04:00May 3, 2018|Color, Friday Flowers, Garden|

The garden has been busy all of April, as have I.
It’s been a very cool, grey and damp Spring in this part of the country: not great for wanting to be out in the garden but wonderful for all the plants!

Let’s do a quick review of the month in my garden, beginning at the 3rd of April. These were the gorgeous “Double Late Gudoshnik” tulips. Do you like them?

Here they are again, mixed with some store-bought Ranunculus:


And then we had the MOST stunning “Monte Orange” (double) tulips. These were really show stoppers and I will definitely be planting these again next year.


The always lovely and charming “Viburnum Carlessi” or Korean Spice Viburnum. I had these up North in the Hudson Valley where they did very well and, much to my surprise, they do just as well down here. What a wonderful vanilla scent!


All of a sudden…the Columbine appeared! I only have this blue color (yes, poor me…) but was just given some seeds for the very dark almost-black variety, Black Barlow.  I’m hoping some of those will take […]


By |2017-04-27T19:57:18-04:00April 27, 2017|Friday Flowers|

The snapdragons are magnificent!

No other way to say it: they are above and beyond my expectations or hopes.
HOW did they get this way?

Well, back in October I bought a few packs. They were ok in the first few weeks. So I bought some more…and more..  I knew they would “hibernate” during the winter but was hoping and hoping they would come alive in the spring. But they looked awful. AWFUL. In November and December. So I asked at my local garden guru shop, Southern Seasons. They said to feed them with anything, just be sure to feed them every other week. All winter, I asked? Yes, cold, warm, snow, sun…whatever, keep feeding them. And so I did.

You know I love color and these more than satisfy.

This was taken today after the deep red flowers finally came out:

And last, how about this very cool “vase.” It’s paper with a glass inside! Daughter brought it to me from Rome. Now how cool is that?

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