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Friday, April 22, 2011

Fertilizer Friday -- Epimedium, Corydalis, Fritillaria and Others

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Good Friday as well!

I have a few new flowers blooming today.

Epimedium x peralchium 'Frohnleiten' (planted last Fall)

Epimedium rubrum (bought last week)

Fritillaria meleagris (in the mostly native bed)

Yellow Corydalis

Pulmonaria 'Roy Davidson' finally flowering

Dicentra 'Gold Heart'

Several clumps of Brunnera 'Jack Frost' are blooming.
Trillium ovatum is aging (flowers start out white and age to pink)

It was dirty, so I spritzed it with water, and managed to take my shot just as the drip was falling!

The following, while not actually flowers, are just waking up for Spring!

Ostrich fern unfurling

Darmera peltiphyllum (I was worried that this wasn't going to return)

Clematis 'Pink Champagne' (still short, but that looks like a flower bud!)

I hope you enjoyed this look at what's blooming in my garden. Please head on over to Tootsie Time to see all the other bloggers who are flaunting their flowers!


  1. Wonderful display! Of all you show, yellow corydalis is the only one I have and it is a wilding native that planted itself with daffodils.

  2. Beautiful spring garden display. I am getting a few blooms starting to open after all the rain this week. Take care and have a wonderful Easter.

  3. I'm watching my Darmera too. It's doing the same thing yours is. Slow but sure. No blooms on my Brunnera though. Yours is gorgeous. Love your epimediums too!

  4. That looks like the same Frittilaria I have. I was happy to see it return with lots more buds this year. I love the gold Bleeding Heart.
    I hope you got outside today, it was so pretty.

  5. Alison,

    The Dicentra 'Gold Heart' is really nice I will be looking to find that one for the shade garden. All these flowers made excellent photos.

  6. I like your Epimedium rubrum, what a nice coloring. Looks like you have all sorts of goodies coming up in the garden now. Hooray!

  7. I so love this time of year watching the brown dirt to see what might emerge quietly while we are sleeping

  8. You have some really unusual and beautiful plants, Alison! I especially love the brunnera with its dainty blue flowers!

  9. Love those flowers especially the Brunnera. The Ostrich Fern is cute too.

  10. Alison, thank you, thank you for posting all these flowery shots. I'm lost without a thing blooming around here, but I don't blame my flowers for being standoffish, they just don't like the snow. I love the dainty epimediums and the fritallaria's almost checkerboard coloring.

    May you have a blessed Easter!

  11. Nice plants! They all would look good in my little shade garden! I don't have a yellow corydalis, only blue and purple (bought this one yesterday). Epimediums look great! Mine are not blooming yet.

  12. You flowers are fantastic though I dont know yet some of them. The bleeding hearts are familiar and I want to see them in my garden this year :) Your lilacs are so gorgeous! Your flowers are fantastic that you had one theme color for them. Been busy for Easter. Sorry for my late visit but my post is not late :) Hope you can visit my Fertilizer Friday here.

  13. Following via Flaunt Your Flowers
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Life Below Zero


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