Friday, February 25, 2011

Signs of spring

It's the first year for all these heirloom bulbs. I planted them on November 27, along with 100 other bulbs -- afterwards, I was too worn out to blog about it!

Southern grape hyacinth (Muscari neglectum), 1629 from Old House Gardens. She's the first bulb to bloom.
Grape hyacinth

Daffodil 'Erlicheer' (Narcissus tazetta), 1934, from Southern Bulb Co. Second bloomer.
Daffodil 'Erlicheer'

Tulipa clusiana, 1607, from Old House Gardens.
Tulipia clusiana
Will they be the third bulb to bloom?
I bet the 'giant summer' snowflakes bloom first!

It's been a long, cold winter. Tell me about the signs of spring in your garden!

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  1. My grand primo narcissus finally bloomed this week! Your Erlicheer is just beautiful, I hadn't seen that one before.

  2. I always aspired to a 'river' of muscari. I saw one blossom yesterday. Erlicheer is starting to bloom here along with many other daffodils and bunches of hyacinths. The pecan trees know it isn't spring yet and stand bare and stiff.