What's blooming in the garden on the 15th of the month.
Yawn. These spring pretties have starred in past blog posts, so this time I tried to get as close as my limited camera allows. And, in order to avoid featuring the newest blooming weeds in this bloom day, I present a few words on the one new plant: the blue hyacinth.
A year ago, I forced some hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) bulbs indoors as I had in the past. This time, I tried Sky Jacket, a light blue color. They bloomed nicely during the winter. Last spring, I saved the bulbs, let the foliage die down, and planted them next to the white hyacinth without much expectation. Much to my surprise, they are now blooming, albeit with few actual blossoms.
Note one: the color is more deep blue than they are supposed to be, but they may hit their light blue color as they mature. Note two: yes, you can force hyacinths to bloom, and after letting the foliage die back, plant them outdoors for blooms the following year.
Find other garden bloggers' bloom days at the blog May Dreams Gardens.
|Vinca minor||Rhododendron mucronulatum "Cornell Pink'|
|Narcissus 'Ice Follies'||Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete'|