Thursday, March 8, 2012

Welcome To Rosie's March Garden.

It's almost spring! I actually saw the first osprey the other day. When the ospreys come back, it's spring for me. Let's take a walk through the garden and see what there is to see.
Calendula, from a packet of wildflower seeds I threw out last fall.
I love my hyacinths.
They have a heavenly smell.
Little hyacinth pushing its way up through the pine needles. That's Serafina, my swan, in the background. Serafina swam into my front yard during that Bitch Irene. I don't know where she came from, but for the longest time I kept her next to my mailbox in case her owner might happen to drive by, see her, and reclaim her. That never happened. Eventually, I gave her a home under my pine tree and she happily watches my hyacinths emerge and she overseas the vibrant green of the weeds coming up in my dormant centipede lawn.
My pitiful tulips. I planted these bulbs back in the fall and I'm hoping it was the warm winter that caused them to have no stems and crappy blooms. It only went to freezing maybe one night this year. Perhaps the tulips will be better next spring after some fertilizer, bone/blood meal, and a cold winter.
My anemones are doing nicely.
Pitiful tulips. But the hyacinths are good.
XKT, I wish you would shut up laughing.
More hyacinths.
Iberis aka candy tuft.
Calendula and iberis from the wildflower seeds.
I'm wondering if my personal Master Gardener can identify this delicate beauty for me. Here's a close up:
ETA: My dear friend, Mar, gardening guru, Master Gardener, and food blogger of FoodiesUntie, identified this plant as: Silene dioica, sometimes called Catchfly or Red Campion. Mar, you are amazing. As always. I had to bring me some spring inside.


Mr. P said...

Pretty garden pictures. Thank you rosie.

Btw, I expect XKT wasn't the only one laughing.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thank you, Mr. P.

But I don't think Mar would be laughing, if that's who you're talking about. She'd understand we had no cold, freezing weather down here this winter. My tulips didn't have a chance this season. Hope for the best next season.

Lea said...

Lovely! Ok, I was laughing at the tulips too ; )

Rosie Hawthorne said...

OK Lea.
To that, I say ...
Oh, never mind.

Marilyn said...

I would never laugh at your flowers, Rosie. It's the mild weather that's to blame.

I believe your mystery flower is Silene dioica, sometimes called Catchfly or Red Campion.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Mar, I know you wouldn't mock.

I always blame the weather.

And thanks for the ID. You're the BEST!

Marilyn said...

You're welcome and I love your flowers!

Anonymous said...

Maybe if you shot those tulips from a different angle they'd look taller. HAHAHAHA, like that's possible. You can always count on me to laugh.

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