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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's time for Bloomin' Tuesday over at Jean's.

The first of the Bearded Irises to bloom.  It smells like root beer.

Abutilon is loaded with buds and flowers but not many leaves.  Could use a trim I'm sure.
More Poppies with Larkspur, the purple in front of the Poppies is Salvia farinacea - Mealy Cup Sage or what we call Blue Bedder Salvia.  It seeds around a little.  Some of the clumps stay green year round some die back to the ground with the first frost.
Below are three of the six Clematis that I have growing.  



Sedum Angelina in bloom with Alyssum and Red Petunias.
I had 120 more bulbs to arrive this weekend all Gladiolas...I also have 5 Caladium bulbs to plant.....
See you on Friday when I join Tootsie for Fertilizer/Flaunt Friday.

34 comments:

Donna Heber said...

Hi Darla,

Your blooms are all so gorgeous! I won't see any clematis until late summer here. Sorry to hear you can't grow tulips in your area. Just love the color of your Iris. Mine will be purple and yellow when they bloom. Have a great day!

Lona said...

Your clematis vines are looking so pretty Darla. Sounds like you are going to be busy planting bulbs. All that work will end with so many beautiful blooms though.

Patsy said...

Can't beat a pretty iris, some of my iris have a sweet smell.
Don't work to hard take lots of breaks.

Suzanne said...

Your garden is gorgeous! It puts mine to shame! ;o)

Cottage Dome said...

What a beautiful iris and your clematis are really beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, My mother used to plant Glads... I tried them here --but they didn't do well... I don't think I had them in a bed with enough sun... We have a shade problem here.

Love the Clematis... Mine isn't even thinking about blooming yet.... I may need to pull it out next year and start over---if it doesn't bloom.

We have alot of irises blooming now ---and may have a freeze tonight and tomorrow night.... I hope NOT.... Gads!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Zoey said...

Love all the clematis!

Nothing much blooming in my garden...hopefully soon.

Titania said...

I do like the gorgeous colour of the Iris; I can grow Louisiana as my climate suits them. Love the Abutilon, even when they are a bit outgrown, I think it suits them; Clematis are always a winner and you have got a beautiful selection. Happy gardening, Darla!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Just beautiful pictures! I especially love clematis, and have several in my garden as well. You must be in warmer climate than I (SW Washington State), because my clematis just have buds, as do the iris. Take care, and thank you for visiting my blog!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You are going to be busy planting bulbs! The clematis are stunning and I really like the alyssum, red petunias and sedum angelina together.

imac said...

Wow Darla, soooo beautiful - can you come and do our garden please,lol.

Beth said...

Hi Darla, Your clematis are lovely! They are such a wonderful flower. Have a good week!

daisy said...

Root beer? How funny is that?!!
I must try to grow clematis. It is such a lovely bloom. Love yours!

Jean said...

Darla, Your garden is so beautiful and you are still planting! Amazing! Jean

Skeeter said...

I've been scrolling down and reading some of your post's. I am so far behind these days, I need to slow down a bit and smell the rose's I reckon. Love your Clematis. My purple one from last year is doing well but not the new ones I planted from roots. Think that was money lost. I will pick up a pink one as I think they are such beautiful blooms and so large too. Wowser... Love your little Edible birds nest's, such a cute idea and I am sure everyone enjoyed them. Ah, I would be in total heaven in that garden center. My wallet would be hurting a bit too. I am getting some ideas just looking at those wonderful pics. Wink Wink.... To save me, I cannot remember where I scattered the Forget me Not Seeds you sent me. I hope I did not pull them thinking they were weeds. I do see something else coming up that I refrain from pulling and I think them to be Poppys! Hope the shot does the trick for your hip! And yes, spring like weather will be with us once again this week. After our Summer like weather of March...

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Lots of pretty blooms Darla. I have toyed with getting an Abutilon but never have. There are some really sweet blooms. Love the color of your iris.

HolleyGarden said...

I never knew an iris could smell like root beer! Now i'll be going around smelling every iris! Your clematis are just gorgeous. Love that blue. I have an old one I think must need pruning. It's only got one bloom on it!

keity said...

Happy to find your Blog today.
I looove Clematis!
Especially the third one!!!
The purple lines on the petals are so cute!!!
Thanks for sharing:)

tina said...

You are going to be busy with all those bulbs. The clematis is looking great!

Val said...

You have a lot of bulbs to plant girl!!! Your clematis is my favorite. I still haven't saw anything but leaves on mine. It is cool here this week. Tonight is supposed to get down to 36 degrees.

Gail said...

Hello dear! I am sorry to have been away for far too long. Love the last shot~The color combo rocks! gail

Tootsie said...

I am so far behind this week that I can't even see straight!!! I am here now enjoying your share in my little party. Thank you so much for linking in this week!!! I hope to see you again soon!!! I am sharing this post on the Tootsie Time Facebook page! LOVE YOU GIRL!!!
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Becky said...

I just love those Clematis'!
Hope you feeling well enough to be up to the challenge of getting all of those bulbs planted.

Jennifer said...

Darla, An iris that smells like root beer! You are certainly going to be busy with those gladiola bulbs! The clematis are all so pretty.

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy planting with all those glad's. For some reason the caldium and hosta doesn't do anything for me. I do have a hosta that came back this year but only one. Love those clematis. The neighbor cat dug up my Jackmanii. Send me some poppy seeds and larkspur if you have any to spare.

GRACE PETERSON said...

Your Clemmies look wonderful. Mine don't even have buds yet. :) Love that Abutilon and the poppies, sage and larkspur are way cool. I'm so ready to smell root beer. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Darla girl (why is Gracie ready to smell rootbeer ? is it one of her plants .. I'll have to go over there and ask her !)
I love your clemmies : ) I transplanted four of mine .. I have another to move which I forgot , dang! .. I used to do glads but with space shrinking here, perennials have to go in first .. I am interested in the new smaller types I think they are called "Glammies" or something .. they are awfully cute !
Hope your pain isn't so bad today .. mine is a bit much since I was on a garden mission yesterday .. I never learn !! haha
Joy

NanaK said...

You are sure going to be busy with all those bulbs! My abutilon is leggy too but still blooming. I think I'll try trimming it some. You have a lot of pretty flowers.

Caroline said...

Your bearded iris looks very similar to mine, tiny blue stripe and all. Except mine doesn't have a scent (I wish it smelled like root beer, mmm!). Do you know its name?

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Michael said...

i'm struck by the difference between our zones! you're maybe 2 hours north of me, but it makes all the difference.

bakingbarb said...

Absolutely love the iris, love that it smells like root beer. My favorite is a tall purple that smells like grape koolaid, used to have a whole lot of them till we moved across the country.
The Abutilon has a very pretty colored flower even without the leaves.
You've got a lot of planting to do!

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