Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Even though we've had unusually stormy weather, there are still those early perennials that are growing and blooming, thank goodness!  I've already posted a few of my favorite HELLEBORES.   Another favorite perennial, the small little shoots that were emerging just a few weeks ago, the BLEEDING HEART, one of the first perennials to bloom in spring, has grown about 2-3 feet, and mine, both white and pink, have their first little 'hearts' starting to form.  These wonderful perennials will continue to grow until they're full and bushy, about 4-5 feet high, and will be chuck full of dangling "hearts on a string."   Their growing cages will be completely hidden in a week or two.  Other perennials that I've been watching closely are the TREE PEONY--their buds are getting bigger each day, and will be blooming in May. I enjoy watching the plants grow at their rapid pace in the spring.  With some warm weather, things will pick up even more.  But, because of the cold climate and lack of sun, our bloom schedule is behind--I've heard reports of anywhere from 10-14 days.  So, be patient, the spring blooms will eventually come!

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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