Friday, April 10, 2015

My Spring Garden

 All of my Spring activity in my gardens is late this year but I am finally getting some activity out there now.  The tulips are up though I am not seeing any flowers yet.


 Day lilies are poking through the ground.  This is the first year for this perennial bed and I am excited to see what comes up.

 A few blossoming trees but no sight of my trillium's yet.

Daffodils dd some color to the bleak landscape.
I planted mayflowers last year, one of my all time favorites, by no signs of them yet.
Lady's Mantle surround the daffodils.
And be still my heart!!!  My ramps are up!  Success!!! I now have wild ramps in my gardens. Wild Food of the Month: April,  allium tricoccum, The Wild Ramson,  Wild Leeks of Appalachia,  The King of Stink.  And just one of the most delectable things you can eat.  I was so worried they were a failure and now they seem to be growing inches each day.
 I must leave these alone for at least this year and possibly the next so they can establish a solid colony. Now that I know I can grow these successfully, I will be planting many more areas of them.


 Trusty Teddy is waiting for me with her ever ready getaway foot sticking out.

 My upper perennial beds are putting out some growth.

 I am pulling out all of the planters and pots.  I have plenty of work ahead of me.

We got wicked storms yesterday with more on the way today.  Grow ramps, grow!

12 comments:

Craig said...

Lots of green shoots there so it won't be long in coming through. I suppose that spring storms are better than all the snow you've had this winter.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hurray for the ramps! Nice daffs too.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Must look up "ramps"!!!!

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Do You think You'll need to plant any more ramps? any allium seems to spread like crazy if they like where they are growing :-) :-) :-)

My trilliums show but my daffodils only have buds yet but that will change quickly if it gets as warm as they predict.

Even though we've had spring here for quite some time now Istill don't trust the weather :-) So I'll wait some with planting in pots.

Have a great day!
Christer.

laurie said...

your garden looks lovely and I know you wanted those Ramps,,,tha is great news! I love love love Teddy's get away foot!

Guillaume said...

I cannot wait to see it all in full bloom.

Susan said...

OMG. I love Teddy's get away foot! It's so nice to see green things.

Barb said...

Glad to spring has come your way! I have never heard of ramps.

Mary Ann said...

I am waiting for morels, here... the midwest version of ramps :-) I have my pots all out, too... and am going to commence to filling them in between storms this week.

Mary Ann said...

I am waiting for morels, here... the midwest version of ramps :-) I have my pots all out, too... and am going to commence to filling them in between storms this week.

TARYTERRE said...

Looks like spring has sprung. Congrats on the ramps. teddy's foot looks sweet sticking out like that.

Leeanna said...

I pulled out all my pots and scrubbed them clean. They are ready for soil and seeds and plants. A grand load of work, but it's worth it.