Sunday, April 11, 2010

More Stuff That Made It, and a Wee Treat

native Pasque flowers
native hepatica

White Emperor tulipsPickwick giant crocuses

daffodilWoodstock hyacinth

native bloodroot

(I'm pretty sure these are Calypso)

wee Tete-a-tete daffodils
I accidentally tricked them into being tiny by keeping them in a small pot for an entire year. I bought them as potted plants last year in the spring and just never got around to planting them. My husband planted these in the ground today still in the pot to see if they would remain small for him.


Anonymous brian said...

what lovely flowers!

4/11/2010 9:47 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

thanks! I still have so many more flowers to come, but am loving what I have so far!

4/12/2010 12:12 AM  
Blogger Chandramouli S said...

Beautiful flowers there, Sylvana. Those tiny daffs look cute.

4/12/2010 4:38 AM  
Blogger Annelie said...

Sooo cute. I just discovered the pasque this spring on a blog, then I just saw it at the nursery. It's very nice, I think I need to have it next spring,

4/12/2010 6:05 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Chandramouli, we're hoping that they stay small because they are so adorable.

Annelie, I have had a little trouble getting they started, but once they are, they are tough - and they will multiply via seed if they really like an area :)

4/12/2010 9:49 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I have purple pasque flowers and a friend of mine has red ones. I have never seen the white one. They are one of my favourite flowers.

4/12/2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Melanie, I like them because they are furry :) These are the ones native to this area. The outside of the petals are pale pink or blue (depending on the plant). They do brighten things up in my rain garden in the spring when nothing else is blooming there yet.

4/12/2010 12:25 PM  
Blogger Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love all of your flowers! The native Pasque is really pretty. The tete-a-tetes are my favorite daffodils, I wonder if they'll stay small next year?

4/12/2010 4:55 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Catherine, we are really hoping that they will stay small. We may have to get a sturdier, more porous pot to plant them in though. Maybe part of the magic is the abuse they get by throwing them on a potting shelf all summer :)

4/12/2010 6:02 PM  
Blogger Gatsbys Gardens said...

Sylvana, I grew lots of Tete-A-Tetes also and I am entertaining a new one called Itzim which seems to last a lot longer.


4/12/2010 8:17 PM  
Blogger Jim Groble said...

Wonderful flower pics. it is always a treat when plants come back. jim

4/12/2010 8:52 PM  
Blogger Jim Groble said...

thanks for the heads up on the first pic. i fixed my entry. it was the viola I didn't know. Thanks again for all your help. I think one of my first comments to you was a call for help. Well, thanks again.

4/12/2010 9:28 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Gatsbys Gardens, I was surprised at how fast they multiplied! If the Itzim last longer than my tete-a-tete, I would definitely give them a try!

Jim, I love that viola. I might have seen the last of mine. I'm not sure, but I think it was a Labrador viola. If you find out what the astilbe-relative is, let me know. And if you don't have astilboides tabularis - get it! It is like a plant from the days of the dinosaurs. I grow it because gunnera won't grow here and it is a good substitute.

4/12/2010 11:54 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Love your blog. I don't comment usually, but living in Wisconsin
(Southeastern) I'm always interested to see what you've planted/what's coming up in your garden. I have identified many plants that were in my garden when we moved to this house three years ago by what you have posted on your blog. So thank you!

4/13/2010 6:59 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I love daffodils! The tiny ones make me squee! Bloodroot is gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and reminding me about Baba ganoush! That stuff is awesome, and I had forgotten about it. :)


4/13/2010 7:11 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Gigi, your comment was so nice to read! I am both very happy that you finally commented and that I have been able to help you identify your mystery plants. We all have them :)

Amber, those daffodils are so darn cute, my husband, a grown man, squeeled when he saw them too :)

And I thought you would not be able to resist the baba ganoush!

4/13/2010 8:31 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

ohh, your garden pics are great...I just read your comment on my blog about taking pics in pj,s, gardening in the rain and talking to the garden...I was stunned! I did all these things THIS WEEK!...I feel so much better, that there are mad gardening people like me out there in the world...I feel so...normal!

4/13/2010 10:48 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Kathryn, welcome to normal! It's such a fun place to be :)

4/13/2010 11:00 PM  
Blogger Sara Chapman said...

Love this group of flowers, and thanks for the names. I like the hepatica, the beautiful photo of native bloodroot, and the Pasque flowers. Beautiful blooms and photos. But I think the wee daffs will stay that way no matter what, they're miniatures, I'm pretty sure.

4/13/2010 11:39 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Sara, the tete-a-tete are indeed minis; however these particular tete-a-tetes are WAY smaller than they are supposed to be. I have others that I purchased with these, but actually planted them in the ground last year like I was supposed to and they are 5x this big.

I love the native flowers here. I try to grow as many as I can in my garden. I feel it ties my garden to it's environment - and attracts lots of native animals :)

4/14/2010 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Dirty Girl Gardening said...

how cute are those mini daff's! darling...

4/14/2010 10:19 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Dirty Girl Gardening, I thought they'd be a hit. I wish I had hundreds of them.

4/14/2010 2:26 PM  
Blogger Rosey Pollen said...

the pasque flowers that grow up here in the rocky mountains are a bit different but I can see the similiarity. I am so happy that a lot of your stuff made it. I get overly excited about that kind of thing....I guess it's inevitable when you put so much of your heart into your garden.

4/15/2010 11:21 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Rosey Pollen, I enjoy the company of people who aren't afraid to get giddy :) The world is amazing place, and we should allow ourselves to revel in it freely.

4/15/2010 12:33 PM  
Blogger Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Natives are especially interesting! I am impressed with a number of bulbs you have in your garden - about 5ooo. I have a bit more than two percent of that number!

4/15/2010 11:11 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Tatyana, big, bright showing flowers have their place, but I very much enjoy the subtle delicacy of native plants. Plus, they should grow well - they're native!

I have been planting bulbs diligently every fall for the last 14 years. Most of the time I have between 300-500 bulbs to plant; but a few years I went overboard and had 700-1200!! Some of the bulbs don't make it but many do; in fact I have some that still come up and bloom every spring from my first bulb planting 14 years ago!

4/16/2010 10:25 AM  
Blogger sweet bay said...

I love your Pasque Flowers and Hepatica. Those are 2 I have been wanting to try, they are so lovely.

4/19/2010 9:51 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Sweet Bay, the Pasque flower is rather easy to grow (bunnies like them though). The hepatica is a little trickier - but once you get them established they are fine. Pasque loves the sun, hepatica does not like that much, dappled is perfect for it. And the leaves of either are great interest throughout the growing season.

4/19/2010 11:05 PM  

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