Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Beacon Hill Garden in Mid-March

(Like how I try to make this topical?)

It's Garden Bloom Day, and I'd like to show you some things that are and aren't in bloom in my garden today.

This elk grass produces brown flowers in summer. They should look nice next to the bronze container, whose Japanese maple will have purple leaves by then.

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I've always loved this little Viburnum davidii, even though it doesn't produce metallic blue berries because it's all alone up here. It needs a cross-pollinating buddy.

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It's lame that my winter hazel doesn't bloom until nearly spring.

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I don't know what this plant is. I'm not crazy about white blossoms, but they don't last that long.

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This Euphorbia self-seeds, I've noticed. I see little ones popping up here and there.

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The rosemary blooms a lot.

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We need to get these lovely sedum in the rock wall soon.

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I think this counts as blooming.

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Alliums on their way.

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The sedum wall with some Scotch moss, which will unfortunately start blooming white at some point.

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Bless these sedum for shutting out weeds.

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I think hens and chicks are OK here and there.

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So pleased with the way this section has filled out.

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My nine Julia Phelps Ceanothus do not yet form a hedge, but you can see that they will. I will probably need to remove every other one at some point. It's always hard not to plant things too close together.

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One of the plants has started to bloom.

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In April, all the little purple buds on all 11 plants will bloom blue. It's incredibly beautiful.

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The donkey tail Euphorbia is the success story of the moment.

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They look so happy to be alive.

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I fear the Point Reyes Ceanothus will eventually crowd this one out.

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I want more fiery orange heathers.

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The Cryptomeria, which looked iffy over the winter, are now doing fine.

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Thank you, sedum and Euphorbia.

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And hello to the girl fetus I've been carrying these last several months. You are already loved.

Head16Weeks

5 comments:

ladyjake said...

Congratulations!!!

chuck b. said...

She's so cute! :)

crankyisgood said...

Is she measuring tall? Inquiring minds want to know!

Another and more realistic question: is the blue flower detail from one of the "Julia Phelps Ceanothus" bushes? I always admired a bush on the UW campus that I think matches yours.

JvA said...

Yeah, that blue flower is on the Julia Phelps Ceanothus. It's a lot like the Dark Star type of Ceanothus.

I don't know if she's measuring tall yet. The doctor who came in at the end of the ultrasound had some weird comment like "That's pretty good for 16 weeks!" Not sure what that meant.

steph said...

She has your nose!