I’m so excited and happy that you joined me for the first Gingham Gardens Tour of 2018 – Springtime in the Gardens. We definitely had a delayed spring here in Minnesota (Zone 4b), but things are starting to pop now in the gardens. My favorite garden pictures are those of an entire bed or small vignette. Although, I don’t have many of those types of pictures yet, I do have lots of Springtime Garden Blooms to share.
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This past winter was so tough both on me and many of my perennials, especially bulbs that I planted last fall. I planted over 300 bulbs last fall and with our crazy winter and spring, many of them simply rotted. Ugh, all that work for naught. But, I’ll be right back at it planting more bulbs this fall. I know winter was rough and long for many of my readers. Did you lose any plants or bulbs?
This post is light on words and heavy on pictures. Grab a cup of joe or your favorite beverage, and enjoy a virtual tour of Springtime in the Gardens.
My tulips and daffodils are done now, but the ones that did make an appearance were beautiful and made me happy.
And sweet little Grape Hyacinths (Muscari) make me happy too.
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I’m having trouble finding the name of the tree pictured below. It has scaly bark. Any ideas?
Next up, let’s take a little walk over to the shade gardens. We have a big project planned for this area and I can’t wait to have it done and to be able to show it to you. I love lamium – so many different varieties and colors. Once it starts blooming, it just keeps on going all summer long. I believe this is Orchid Frost.
I received this hat for my birthday and I love it.
It’s light and the top is mesh so it allows the heat to escape.
Hosta looks so neat when it is unfurling in the spring. My apologies, I do not know the name of this big boy.
Here is another big boy Hosta – Great Expectations.
Candytuft (Iberis) is a new addition to my gardens. I’ve never grown it before and I really like it. It would look awesome growing with some Irises, so I believe some rearranging is in order.
My favorite shovel ever! It’s lightweight, but very solid and sharp.
Mine is pink, but it comes in other colors too.
How about these Purple Sensation Allium. I love the different stages of the bloom.
This Gold Heart Bleeding Heart was one of the few plants that was worth saving in this garden makeover.
And, a close up.
This Springtime in the Gardens tour would not be complete with me giving you a glimpse of my flower addiction. I have an entire sidewalk area devoted to new purchases waiting to be planted, including these Clematis. The purple one is Amethyst Beauty and the pink one is Abilene Boulevard.
Lots of annuals for containers and to add to the perennial gardens for continuous color.
I hope you enjoyed your little break and the virtual tour of my Springtime Gardens. Feel free to kick back and hang out for a bit! Need some awesome gardening ideas, then check out Flower Garden Eye Candy, or Garden Decor Ideas. Are you new to gardening, or maybe just need some help, then check out Tips for Transplanting Perennials, Flower Garden Design Tips, Flower Gardening 101 or Vegetable Garden 101? You can see my favorite gardening tools in Essential Gardening Tools.
Ok, it’s back to work for me. What are you working on in your gardens? I have some garden makeover projects I’m working on, as well as planting many new perennials and annuals. And we can’t forget the endless task of pulling lots and lots of weeds. I’ll be so happy when I get my new areas mulched. There will be lots more gardening goodness over the spring and summer, so stay tuned.
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