Today I thought I would share some photos of spring bloomers from past years. I found these pictures in one of my photo albums and scanned them into the computer so they may be a bit fuzzy around the edges. The garden was still fairly young in these shots.
This Iris was growing in the garden when I purchased the house almost 12 years ago. There were two huge clumps that desperately needed dividing. I think the identity is Iris pallida or Dalmation Iris. It has fragrant pale lavender blue flowers with yellow beards. I shared so much of this with my neighbors that after an extremely wet winter one year it was completely gone from my garden. Fortunately one of my neighbors gave me a clump of it this past summer.
I’ve had this reddish pink Peony in my garden for going on 10 years now. It was purchased at my local big box store so if it had a name it is long since forgotten. Like clockwork I can depend on this late spring bloomer to put on a nice display. The flowers get quite large (about 4-6″) and need support to keep from flopping their pretty heads in the soil. Did you know that if you plant one too deep it won’t bloom? I found out the hard way myself.
I was quite excited to find this photo since this was my one and only time to plant Tulips in my garden. Our winters aren’t quite cold enough to keep them going for more than one season. This was the spring after we got a freak amount of snow (12-18″) and they were glorious. To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in this week please visit Jean @ Ms Greenthumb.