Flowers

Flowers

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's coming.. (spring!)

Just a few spring-inspired photos from last year to remind you that it really is just around the corner! These images are from the amazing gardens of Duff and Donna - I wish I could claim these plantings as my own! :)

Have a great weekend!



7 comments:

  1. Witch Hazel! Every year I think "I'll have to squeeze in a plant for next year's display" and every year I don't get around to doing it!

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  2. Yup..same here..every year I say why don't I have a Witch Hazel... must get round to getting one.

    Donna Duff's garden is amazing and no wonder it was in a magazine!! Gardens East... Can't wait to visit in the spring when the primula are at their best.

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  3. I'm also on the witch hazel bandwagon!! With a big ornamental garden expansion slated for this spring, I really want a few of these super early bloomers.. plus some rhodos, orn grasses, conifers.. this list could go on for a while! :)

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  4. Thank you Niki for reminding me of our gardens in spring, needed that. And yes, everyone, you must get a Witch Hazel.They are in bloom today Jalena is the earliest for us . It is a wonderful coppery colour. Arnolds Promise, in Niki's photo is the hardiest.

    The chickadees are checking out the birdhouses so I know spring is on its way!! Soon time to put the knitting needles away and get out the gardening gloves.
    Donna
    Donna

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  5. Niki, What is the white flower,, looks like alyssum?

    Jane

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  6. The white flower is arabis. Stays evergreen, has a lovely scent and benefits from a good hair cut after blooming.I love it because it allows bulbs to pop up through it. Jane,if you want piece have Niki bring you round in the spring.
    Donna

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  7. Thanks for answering Jane Donna! :) When I saw this planting in your garden, it just took my breath away - such a gorgeous combo! I recall seeing snakeshead fritillaria in a UK children's book I used to read when I was young and I thought they were 'made up' flowers.. still can't believe they're real! So pretty!

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