Friday, February 5, 2010

What's Growing On

The freesia corms that were planted in October have just set their buds. Another week or two and these will be in full bloom. Freesias are one of the most potent aromatic flowers in the garden.

English lavender is also starting to bloom. The low shrubs are sending up numerous stalks, soon to attract countless honey bees.

Jupiter's beard is a hardy, rapidly spreading, profusely blooming perennial that doesn't disappoint. And it will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.

The Spanish lavender is just starting to bloom, as well. It's grayish green foliage is a nice contrast to the various shades of green of other plants.

The narcissus have been blooming strong for two months. This is one bulb that gophers won't eat, so we leave them in the ground to multiple year after year.


Tracy said...

Such blooming beauty, Golden West...I can almost smell the lavender! :o) The amount of snow here is almost ridiculous... so thank goodness for by blogging friends who have beautiful gardens in bloom already...*sigh*... Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely flowers GW - nothing flowering here yet but snowdrops. I buy freesias in the summer time for their exquisite smell.

acornmoon said...

Thank you so much for voting for the bees !