The blooms on the boxwood were what caught my attention. Although the blooms were miniature, they were quite numerous.
Pulmanarias are also blooming. These are part of last fall's mail order. I had no idea if they would live. They did! And now they are blooming! Will wonders never cease!
This sweet little bloom is from some groundcover from the same fall mail order. It's beginning to impress me. I may have to take the time to look up its name.
And lastly, my violets are beginning to bloom. The foliage was damaged in the last freeze, but it decided to celebrate spring anyway.
If you put them all together in a bouquet, you would need a thimble for a vase. Funny how such itty bitty blooms can bring such an immense amount of joy.
It is great to see spring is coming! You have sharp eyes, I don't think I would have noticed those boxwood blooms easily:-). Your groundcover is a variety of veronica, maybe v. montana, maybe v. persica... Mine has spread quite a bit and is very beautiful now.ReplyDelete
Well hello there! I just spent a bit of time looking through your blog and I love it! You're funny and delightful and I love your enthusiasm and you're a Texas gardener!! Yeah! Looking forward to seeing your garden evolve. CatReplyDelete
I am getting the itch more and more as I see everyone posting the blooms they are discovering. I have none yet but can tell they are coming. Great post and photos!ReplyDelete
It'll be nice to watch these plants grow over time as well. I'm always amazed at how quickly plants change & grow.ReplyDelete
Masha - I had to take a double-take when I saw those boxwood blooms. Veronica - thanks. I can't wait for it to spread. I don't have a lot of different groundcovers, and want to change that.ReplyDelete
Cat - Thank you! Texas gardening has so many challenges - I look forward to getting to know your garden, too.
ONG - I'm glad we have a short winter. By February I need to be in the garden or I'm going stir crazy.
Kelli - Yes, it is amazing how much they can grow in just one year. Give them three and it truly is a wonder. It'll be fun to look back at these pictures next year and compare.
Congrats! I feel happy and excited for you. I guess very soon, you'll be announcing more blooms and probably bigger ones as well.ReplyDelete
What a great gardening blog! Those are all "itty bitty blooms"! Yeah, my 'Georgia Blue' Veronica just opened up for me today too! (which looks just like yours)ReplyDelete
One - Yes, it is exciting to start having blooms, even those that are itty bitty. Hopefully, I will be posting a lot bigger blooms soon!ReplyDelete
Tina - thanks! Isn't it exciting to start seeing those first signs of spring?
I doubt that I've ever seen boxwood's blooms! It's something new for me. Thanks!ReplyDelete
You are right, boxwood have teeny blooms, almost worthless for any real appeal. You are lucky to have you garden starting to color. Here, we have a very long wait.ReplyDelete
I didn't even know that boxwood bloomed! Learn something new every day. :) Thanks for sharing your sweet flowers...it snowed again here (and just when I finally spied the grass the other day!) so it's nice to see some signs of spring!ReplyDelete
I saw some tiny blooms this week too! Hooray.ReplyDelete
Tatyana - I don't think I've ever noticed them before, either. I hope the bees notice!ReplyDelete
GWGT - When gardeners speak of their very long winter, it makes me glad I live in the south - even when the temps soar.
Hanni - Snow still! Gardens covered in snow can be beautiful, almost mysterious. It certainly gives a different look to the garden - something not seen often in my garden.
lifeshighway - Yeah! Those little blooms may not make such a big impact in our gardens, but the make a huge impact on our attitudes!