Friday, March 2, 2012
Some Daffodils and Blooms in Tiger Gardens
The early daffodils are blooming like crazy so I thought I'd share them with you in a mosaic. At some point I really need to identify them but for now I'm content to see the blooms. Picking a bouquet of different daffodils makes for a most interesting bouquet. I wish I could say some of these daffodils were fragrant but these early ones don't seem to be. There are still several late bloomers to come in another month or two that are not included in this post that are fragrant though. If you'd like a sneak peek of some of Tiger Garden's late bloomers check this post from last spring.
While walking the gardens I spotted colors other than characteristic yellow and white of the daffodils so I snapped some shots of the other bloomers in the garden. Sometimes blooms other than daffodils tend to fade into the woodwork in the shadow of the daffodils. It's a shame because these other blooms are just as fantastic as daffodils-and some smell good too! The hyacinths smell quite strongly. It is a scent I love but in prolonged exposures I tend to want to get away from it as it seems to become too cloying after a bit.
There are several different types of daffodils from the daffodil classes as classified by the American Daffodil Society growing in Tiger Gardens. I can't decide on a favorite but honestly I truly like the ones that have the reflexed petals. Can you see the third one from the left on the bottom row? The petals are turned like a pinwheel and I really like that effect. I think I have eight of the classes represented here in the gardens, but they all aren't blooming right now. The 'Tazetta' class and 'Jonquilla' types I grow are a bit later than the above pictured daffodils. Can you see the far left one on the bottom row? This is a double daffodil and I think it is not an attractive daffodil at all. It has done well here though and I do like daffodils so it stays around.
The hyacinths are blooming quite well this year.
Daffodils in the Driveway Garden still steal the show.
I planted 200 scilla last fall in hopes of adding some other colors than the yellow. I love the blue of scilla blooms but the flower itself is so diminutive you can barely notice them in the garden. I hope they naturalize and spread everywhere so the blue will really show up in the garden.
The snowflakes are ever so reliable. I love these flowers very much.
The Greenhouse Garden has some daffodils.
And finally the Helleborus niger, aka Christmas Rose is turning pink. This plant has a great deal of interest when in bloom which makes it and all the other blooms so special....
in the garden....
Also blooming in the garden: mahonia, iberis, bloodroot, chionodoxia, muscari, camellia, pulmonaria, 'Rolly's Favorite' silene, spirea 'Ogon', quince, hellebores, crocuses, jessamine, violas, pansies, reticulata irises, and edgeworthia.
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