I will admit that things slowed down a lot on the gardening front this year. Being pregnant didn't help my gardening cause let alone the wet, cold winter that has just passed us by.
For this fact alone, I honestly wasn't expecting much this Spring. I did a bit of weeding when the clover looked like the main attraction out the front, I tip pruned and as you saw in a previous post I also pruned my roses.
I planted a few cuttings of Salvia, Calendulas and other various plants that were taken straight out of the ground at Aroona, I planted a few bulbs as well as transplanted a few bulbs and I have stared at all the gaps in the garden and wished that I made more effort for the time that is now when everything starts to go nuts.
All is not lost though.
For a garden that was neglected over the cooler months and scorched by the heat that was last summer, suddenly with a bit of sunshine and the warmer, longer days it has come alive and once again my senses are being rewarded with my little oases and flowering shows. I honestly can't believe my luck.
I walked in the gate the other day, pram and kids in tow after a walk down the street. The sun was shining and I couldn't believe how pretty things have started to look out the front and I decided I needed the camera there and then to snap away and capture a little bit of spring happening in my front garden.
Gees I love flowers.
Cytisus Yellow Imp.
Brush your hands past one of these in flower and you will smell lemons. Mmmmm.
Wisteria from the neighbours growing over the fence. The bees go nuts for this stuff and it too smells beautiful.
I have five of these growing, all about 1/2-1 meter wide and 1/2 meter tall. They are great as they are very low maintenance and don't need a lot of water to thrive. I trim them after each flowering to keep them to a round/ mound shape and they put on a lovely show of white at this time of year. The flowers open up with the sunshine which adds another dimension to this plant.
Grown from cuttings and they have multiplied and are flowering like crazy this spring.
These were last minute bulbs I planted this year and whilst only a few shot up I know they will multiply and become pickings for vases and their beautiful scent inside. They smell divine.
Grown from cuttings and is a brilliant gap filler.
Another garden obsession of mine is the Iris. I have started to collect a few and this spring I am very happily and smugly being rewarded with their blooms in white, blue, apricot and purple.
The leaves are finally coming back on the Plane Trees. The flowers are so pretty in Spring now and then morph into prickly Autumn balls later.
A random Anenome.
Ranaculus. I am loving their display this year, second time round. They look and last brilliantly in a vase inside and I have them blooming in pink and red too.
So do tell me. Whats blooming in your garden right now? What are you loving?
Please correct me too if my plant naming is wrong.
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