spring and things

the robin has a nest in the wisteria vine. the lupine are starting to bloom. and the larkspur will be right behind them. and yes the early yellow daylilies are in bloom. why am i not spending more time looking for the daylily scapes ? two of my three new plants have arrived and found places in the garden. and there are still a round or two of daylily musical chairs to take place. plants will move before the music stops. so i will stay busy before the full bloom season starts. tonight’s plant is Forty-Two Dollar Date. it is small and short. 26 inches 66 cm tall and a 4.5 inch 11 cm bloom. it has some interesting flowers in its parentage Dragons Eye, Fancy Face, Texas Kaleidoscope, and a couple of seedlings . and the flower bears the image of its complexity. for starters the petals are lighter than the sepals. both have a darker outline on their edge. ruffles. and then there are the colors in the eyezone. i did mention complex. a picture of one of its seedlings follows. and of course it was named before the virus. where on earth now could you go for a forty two dollar date ?…


10 thoughts on “spring and things

    1. John Hric Post author

      It could be that Texas Kaleidoscope is one of the parents. Or it could be something else caught your eye. Glad you enjoy it John. Thanks. Three

    1. John Hric Post author

      Like the last couple of years this one has its fair share of crazy. Trying to keep up to all the things to do in the garden. And yes bloom should be right around the corner…

  1. Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    They are beautiful, John, but I have a burning question about your Wisteria. Is yours a vine or a tree shape? If a vine, how do you have it supported. Thank you for the advice because I’m fostering two very small plants, but I have high hopes. 🙂

    1. John Hric Post author

      Well that is a burning question. We have a lot of natural gas in the area. Vent pipes abound. One is right under our wisteria. A ten foot pcv pipe does the trick and the wisteria climbs the wires forming the ‘trellis’.


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