Monday, March 15, 2010

In Bloom Today

Eranthis hyemalis

Galanthus nivalis

Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Plena'

Hmamelis 'Jelena'


Edith Hope said...

Dear Barry, I began to think that this posting was a little like watching one of the old 'silent' films although not in black and white!

I have to say that I rather missed your remarks as you have such an individual viewpoint always. But perhaps it is 'Mournful Monday' and no words are to be spoken!!

kilbournegrove said...

I was looking closely to see if Grumpy was there!
I am hoping to have a garden visit soon, those snowdrops must be missing me, lol.

Teza said...

Like Edith, I missed your comments but there is a 'lightness of substance' when it comes to the first blooms of Spring that almost beg utter silence, so one is not distracted from the beauty. Have you ever come across a pink flowering Eranthus? I would so like to add this genus to the garden, but have a low threshold for the colour yellow. I thought I read [or perhaps it was a wish induced dream] that one exists! Happily I have my first Galanthus and Primula peeking out from beneath the leaf litter. Spring is making her appearance felt more with each passing day! Rejoice!

Barry Parker said...

Dear Edith,
I did rush this posting and just wanted some record of what was in the garden.
Writing doesn't come easily to me and I'm encouraged by your comments to keep on going.

No Grumpy, but quite a lot of variation in the markings.
Come and visit any time. Email me.

First i have to apologize for mis-spelling Eranthis, I 'd better get in there and edit my post.
I've not heard of a pink Eranthis although I notice that Cotswold Flower garden has an number of species and cultivars including an orange coloured one. Also another with green stripes.

Rosemary said...

Your eranthis are gorgeous! Mine haven't shown up yet, I fear I may have killed them accidentally... :(

Barry Parker said...

Hi Rosemary,
I've heard a number of people say that there Eranthis have not yet come up. Mine are in a particularly warm spot which may explain their emerging so early.