Jean, over at 'Seed Scatterer', (see my list of places to go) identifies daffodils as her favorite bulbs. I think alliums are my favorites. Bobby helped me plant about 300 alliums on Sunday. They are going in a little late, but I took a chance on them for this year. They will come back next year, if they don't bloom this year. I got such a good deal on these, that I am willing to wait. These bulbs were given to me.
We planted roses, and more roses. 'Mango Blush', 'KnockOut', 'Peggy Martin's rose', 'Fourth of July'.
This is 'Peggy Martin rose'.
We planted lilies- 'StarGazer', 'Black Beauty', 'Commander-in-Chief'. and a crinum, "Mrs. James Hendry". We planted echinacea, purple coneflower, and daylilies.
This is Asiatic lily, "Commander-in-Chief"
We planted about 50 daylilies, of all description. I love daylilies.
We dug up roses, and potted them. Five called 'Caldwell Pink', (above), which is now found to be the old 'Pat's Pink'. This is a pretty rose, very tough, and great as a small hedge or partere rose. It will root anywhere the cane hits the ground. I only planted ONE of these roses, and this is not the first time I have dug them up. It reminds me of the old 'Seven Sisters', except that it bloom all the time, instead of just once a year.
Most of my roses are antique roses. In our climate, with all our heat and humidity, antiques are the only way to go. Also, if you are a lazy gardener like me, they are almost trouble/work free. I don't have to spray them, as they are resistant to disease, and they tolerate drought and flood equally, I think.
I am positively dizzy, thinking of all I can do if the weather holds. Easter is so early this year, it makes me fearful to do a lot of things, like cut everything back. I can't feed yet. I am going to content myself with planting things I can cover.
I have about a cajillion seedlings up! And my porterweed that reseeded last year is back. This is the blue porterweed, and I also have RED!
We weeded and raked, and pruned and dug. It was work, but a real labor of love. I love Spring!