Monday, February 19, 2007

Tardy flowers

The Ice Follies daffodils, usually open and ready to be stolen on Valentine's Day, are still not open. There are more and more buds, but not one open flower to be seen. The first anemones are one wild blue anemone blanda and one blue anemone de Caen. There've still been no more hyacinths after that very early blue one, but there are buds galore. It looks as though pink ones will be seen next. We did see a fruit tree in bloom on the east side yesterday.


At 9:40 AM, February 20, 2007, Blogger Annie in Austin said...

There are two Ice Follies open here this morning - I'm surprised they appeared in my NW garden before they opened in yours.
Your anemones were so lovely that I planted them here, but not one leaf is visible so far.


At 3:47 PM, February 20, 2007, Blogger Rantor said...

I expect that by tomorrow morning there will be Ice Follies flowers open; this morning there was lots of yellow to be seen (the sheath had split) and the buds had gone horizontal. We have anemones in all stages, some still appearing. We soak new ones for an hour or two before adding them, but we seem always to plant a bit too deep and then afterwards they work themselves up to where they want to be, as all bulbs, corms, and rhizomes seem to, given enough time. There's still just the one blue one open, though.


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