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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fertilizer Friday -- Spring Ephemerals, and Some Others

The sun was shining this morning when I got up and stumbled downstairs to get my green tea with jasmine (I have given up coffee,  mostly -- OK, I indulge in a latte every few days,  but it's always decaf). I took a quick, bleary-eyed look out the sliding glass doors into the back yard, and did a double-take. Where did all that green come from? I know I've been concentrating on the new garden, in the front, but still -- how did I not notice this? And...and...there were flowers!

Ribes sanguineum/Red flowering currant

Of course, the sun didn't last all day. It rained, and then it hailed. And then it rained again. And now the sun is out again.

Marsh marigold

But I managed to get out there to take some pictures.

Epimedium 'Fire Dragon'

Epimedium perralchium 'Frohnleiten'

Epimedium rubrum

Primula 'Belarina Nectarine'

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow'

Fritillaria meleagris/Checkered lily -- I always think of this as Pixel Lily

Dodecatheon meadia/Shooting star

Trillium ovatum

Native maidenhair fern

Ostrich fern

Yellow fawn lily

Tiarella cordifolia

Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'


Clever dandelion, hiding amongst the poppy foliage

Dandelion foliage is actually quite similar to poppy foliage, but without the hairs. Can you spot both?

Rain on Mexican feather grass

Agave ovatifolia

Sedum ewersii

Rain on Sempervivum

After I took these photos, I went out and took notes on names of plants with a pen and a pad of paper. Nigel saw me, and commented, "I saw you out there with your pad of paper," (In a high-pitched Alison-voice, talking to the plants) "What can I get you? Some companions, maybe?"

It's been a while since I participated in Tootsie Time's Fertilizer Friday. There really hasn't been much in the way of flowers out there to post about. But now there is.

Go to Tootsie Time and check out all the other posts from people with beautiful flowers to flaunt.