Apr 15, 2012

Spring Time!!

There is still snow in our garden but not everywhere. Today was very sunny and warm! I can almost hear the winter (and the rest of the snow) running away and the spring settling down. I am very eager to take care of my garden and everyday I go to see what has happened to my last autumn's flower plantings.

We have an old house and a lot of old perennial plants in the garden. The garden was a bit shaggy when we moved in but last summer I did quite a lot work for it (it is shaggy still but not so much:D ). In the autumn I put hundreds of bulbs in the ground and those are popping up now in the spring.


Galanthus Nivalis (puistolumikello) was the first flower to flourish in the garden this spring. I found some white flowers in the end of March and it is still flourishing strongly. Beautiful!


I have old and new bulbs of narcissus (narsissi) all over the garden. I took all the old narcissus I found up from the ground and separated the multiple bulbs apart and planted those again. In addition to those I also bought some new bulbs. And these all seem to have managed over the winter very well. Even in my compost seems to be some tens of narcissus (which I forgot to plant, I suppose:)!


Fritillaria imperialis (Keisarinpikarililja/keisarinkruunu) is one of the biggest spring / early summer flowers. I love this one (and the moles luckily don´t!). My fritillarias are orange ones, I hope i am able to post you some pictures of them flourishing as soon as possible!

3 comments:

  1. Löysin blogisi googlettamalla :)
    itselläni on keisäripikarililjaa tällähetkellä ruukussa odottamassa, että pääsen ne istuttamaan ulos. Vielä ruukuista tosin ei näy mitään, mutta toivottavasti ne onnistuu...
    Nuo lumikellot ovat vain niin sööttejä, niitä on pakko istutella syksyllä muaahan :)

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  2. Tulin vastavierailulle:) Kivalta näyttää!

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  3. Kaisa: Tervetuloa uudestaankin! Keisarinpikarililjat meidän pihassamme ovat luultavasti hyvin vanhoja. uskaltauduin siirtämään niitä viime vuonna ja sitkeästi ne vaan ylös nousivat -onneksi!!

    mustakissa: tervetuloa jatkossakin! :)

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