Around The Gardens

As we prepare for the season here at the nursery, filling pots and tending to gardens, the first plants to emerge and bloom are keeping us company.These tough little plants are flowering while so many others are just beginning to send up an indication of new growth. Hepatica nobilis with its deep blue flowers are quite striking against the still somewhat drab landscape.

Hepatica nobilis

Hepatica nobilis

The leaves of Hepatica are evergreen, with the onset of flowers, last year’s leaves will start to brown and fade making way for the new leaves, these will come as the plant finishes blooming.
Cardamine glandulosa

Cardamine glandulosa

Cardamine glandulosa forms a nice clump of purplish green foliage and a deeper purple flower, it too is courageously blooming at the moment. What I am loving the most right now are some of the primulas that are flowering among their deep green and crinkled foliage.
Primula

Primula


Here are few more photos of what’s currently blooming in our spring gardens….
Primula

Primula

Hepatica nobilis

Hepatica nobilis

Erythronium 'Rose Queen'

Erythronium ‘Rose Queen’

Corydalis bulbosa

Corydalis bulbosa

Hepatica acutiloba

Hepatica acutiloba


On Saturday, we will be giving a talk on the ‘early risers’ and ephemerals that grace the gardens during the early days of spring. The class is full, and we are grateful to be sharing information and a view of the gardens at this time of year. Please remember our opening day is Saturday, April 30th…..see you then!

7 comments on “Around The Gardens

    • Thank you, Marian…This time of year among all the up and coming beauty and loving this life opportunity to witness the natural world with intamacy….we are right out straight. Must always remember to stop and smell the ‘Hepaticas’! Happy day to you!

    • Hi melody,
      It is a plant we grow and sell…..I’m not sure of the numbers ( still potting and putting plants out into the nursery row)…It is a spring time beauty! Hope things are well with you…oh, we’re teaching a great felting class in June ( 18th), I’m go teaching with a friend who makes the most beautiful felted pictures/landscapes….I’ll send more info ( also I’ll post on blog) when we have the details. Will you be coming to Maine in June? Hello to all!

      • We’ll be back and forth as much as we can now ~ (and will try to really make some good progress this year!) Next trip is (hopefully) the 1st wk-end in May, so we will have to pop in and tip toe around the plants! (*fingers crossed* for a pretty blue one!) :))))) Felting sounds interesting ~ my 1st attempt was… well, not that great! ha ha
        ~ Happy Potting and putting~ :)))))

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