Spring Fever

Polianthus Sensation (Polianthus tuberosa)
Polianthus Sensation (Polianthus tuberosa)

The snow has gone, but it’s super rainy and it’s kind of warm. Since the snow has melted I can see the garden again and now I am feeling a spring fever of sorts. This is also brought on by the constant delivery of garden catalogs in the mail.

I have been going through the catalogs one by one making notations and creating a wish list. The pictures presented here are of several plants I would like to purchase. So far I have selected about $500 worth of bulbs! This isn’t going to happen nor do I have the room to plant that many bulbs. My garden also lacks sufficient sunlight for most of the plants I like so I need to be selective.

Burning Hearts Dicentra (Dicentra spectabilis)
Burning Hearts Dicentra (Dicentra spectabilis)
Blue Sea Holly (Eryngium zabelii) This is a good plant for hard to grow areas, which I have plenty!
Blue Sea Holly (Eryngium zabelii)
This is a good plant for hard to grow areas, which I have plenty!

This year I think I will plant some flowering bulbs in the herb garden. I think it would be lovely to have a splash of color among the various textures of green. Doing this will provide room for more flowering plants in an area that receives a lot more light than the larger raised beds created last year.

Dragon Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris). I would love to have several of these.
Dragon Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris).
I would love to have several of these.

Everything in the greenhouse has died. It’s very sad. Every time I walk past it I get sad and mad, but there is nothing to be done. There is a slim chance a few things could surprise me and come back, but everything in there was subtropical. This year I am considering replacing items with hardier type plants that could withstand some cold temperatures. However, I do enjoy subtropical plants for their graceful look on the front porch.

Spring will soon be upon us and our hands will rejoice in the soil.

Raspberry Mousse Toad Lily (Tricyrtis hirta). This lily appears to have been sprinkled with tiny crystals.
Raspberry Mousse Toad Lily (Tricyrtis hirta).
This lily appears to have been sprinkled with tiny crystals.

2 thoughts on “Spring Fever

  1. Beautiful pictures. I used to have a pollianthus tuberosa (white) and I tried Dicentra species from seed with no luck. I think it’s a tad too warm here (Bermuda). I wish I have a few Dragon Arums too!. I have an amorphophallus konjac and an amorphophallus paeoniifolius. They are pretty scary as well!

    1. Oh, Bermuda is wonderful! It’s a trade off to live in such a lovely place. I am certain there are so many other plants that you may grow that can’t grow here. My main problem is light. There are too many trees overhead. One day I hope to have a place with more open space so I may have the garden I truly want. Thank you for visiting.

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