What’s Blooming- April 6th, 2015

6 Apr

the weather has turned cool and cloudy, but as is usual this time of year, kinda blustery to stormy and with ample sun breaks. Basically, the kind of weather where if you like what you see, get out there now! If not, wait five minutes, it may change, lol.

Because of that, seems like daily there are different things popping into flower, and other things finishing up. The early spring Tete te and Dutch Master daffs are basically done, and the tulips are pretty much in full swing. 

Oh, and had the first confirmed sighting of a male Rufous Hummingbird last Wednesday! He was nectaring on the Ribes sanguineum ‘Pokey’s Pink’. I thought I saw a female earlier in the week, but couldn’t see for sure as she was carefully staying hidden in the bushes. But a flash of rufous might have been seen? Or I could have just been wishfully thinking it was there, lol… Hard to tell with these guys sometimes. But got a good look at the male on the Ribes, definitely rufous! Haven’t seen him since, may have just been migrating through.

Acer circinatum

Acer macrophyllum

Anemone blanda

Anemone nemerosa ‘Vestal’

Asarum caudatum

Barbarea orthocerus

Bellis perennis

Brunnera macrophylla ‘variegata’

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’

Caltha biflora (red and silver leafed forms)

Camelia sasanqua ‘Kumasaka’

Camelia sasanqua (striped pink)

Camelia (neighbor’s light pink)

Cardamine hirsuta

Chaenomeles x speciosa

Choisya ternata 

Chrysanthemum partheniacum

Claytonia sibirica

Clematis montana ‘Rubens’

Corydalis lutea

Corydalis scouleri

Corydalis solida 

Corydalis solida ‘Blue Heron’

Cyclamen coum ‘Silver Form’

Dianthus ‘SuperTrouper Velvet + White’ *

Dicentra formosa 

Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’

Dicentra ‘Luxuriant’

Draba verna

Eccremocarpus scaber

Erythronium revolutum

Fragaria vesca

Fuchsia magellanica ‘molinae’

Geranium robertianum

Grevilleas victoriae

Helleborus orientalis

Hyacinthus hispanicus

Hyacinthus orientalis

Iris japonica ‘Ledger’s Variety’

Lamiastrum galeobdonicum

Lamium purpureum

Laurus nobilis angustifolia

Linaria d ‘Enchantment Mix’

Lunaria annua alba

Magnolia (dwarf pink)

Mahonia aquifolium

Mahonia aquifolium ‘compacta’

Mahonia nervosa

Malus domestica

Mimulus naiandinus ‘Spunky Monkey’

Muscari armeniacum

Myosotis silvestris

Oxalis oregana

Polygala cham. ‘Kaminski’

Polygonum biflorum

Primula acaulis 

Ribes lobbii (basically all done, just one lone flower left…)

Ribes sanguineum

Ribes sanguineum ‘Appleblossom’

Ribes sanguineum “Ace of Mercer”

Ribes sanguineum ‘Pokey’s Pink’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Pulsborough Scarlet’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Strybing Pink’

Ribes sanguineum ‘variegata’

Rosa hybrida (dwarf florist types) *

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rubus spectabilis

Rubus ursinus

Sambucus racemosa

Symphytum ‘Bressingham Blue’

Taraxacum officinale

Tellima grandiflora

Trillium ovatum

Tulipa hybrida

Vaccinium a. ‘Brunswick’

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Sunshine Blue’

Vaccinium ovatum

Vaccinium ovatum ‘Native Star’ *

Viola cornuta *

Viola cuccularia 

Viola labradorica

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