One of my new pet peeves is blogs not saying up front where they are located. I don't mean your mailing address but what is your zone, what state do you live in? That said- I live in the Upstate of South Carolina, zone 7b- 8a. I am right on the line. Living on the lake helps moderate the temperatures so I am claiming 8a.
On to the blooms.
We have had a very mild winter so far and many plants are saying, "hello". I went outside this morning with new camera in hand to get some shots- after a few photos the battery light was blinking red. Bummer. The cell phone came out. The photos are a mix of both.
Starting with the daffodils- there are so many blooming right now. Some varieties are known, but not all.
|N. 'Barrett Browning'|
|N. 'Ice Follies'|
|possibly N. 'Avalanche'|
|N. 'Barrett Browning' and N. 'Carlton'|
Another bulb that I kept looking for and didn't see emerging. Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis. All of a sudden, there it was!!
|Iris reticulata, a sweet little iris|
Another spring favorite are Helleborus. Some named, some pass-along plants- all great!
|Helleborus orientalis 'Brandywine Series'|
|H. orientalis 'Brandywine Series'|
|View from the deck- Edgeworthia with Helleborus under planted|
|H. ballardiae x 'COSEH 710' 'Pink Frost'|
Next up are the trees and shrubs that are in bloom.
|Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'|
|Forsythia x intermedia|
|Lean in and take in the fragrance! Osmanthus fragrans Tea Olive|
|Flowering quince Chaenomeles sp.|
|Loropetalum chinese 'Ever Red'|
|Iberis sempervirens, Candytuft|
|Violet, Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'|
And last but not least- Gaillardia, it is a sporadic bloomer during the late fall through early spring. Once summer comes, it is in bloom full force.
Thanks for stopping by to see my blooms for GBBD. Be sure to stop by Carol's blog to see more gardens.
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