Belated March blooms – 2015

It’s been a busy few weeks, and before I realized it, GBBD was in the past. Here are a few samples of what is going on outside.

The most adorable of all - Fritillaria meleagris.

The most adorable of all – Fritillaria meleagris.

Epimedium sulphureum.

Epimedium sulphureum looking good.

White bleeding hearts - they surprise me every year! All of a sudden, they are just there...

White bleeding hearts – they surprise me every year! All of a sudden, they are just there…

Fabulous colors of the Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow'.

Fabulous color progression  of the Euphorbia ‘Ruby Glow’.

Super cute Mukdenia flowers.

Super cute Mukdenia flowers.

The Hellebores are still around. They are great for longevity, and I love them dearly, but I'm getting tired of posting them month after month. Just take my word for it.

The Hellebores are still around. They are great for longevity, and I love them dearly, but I’m getting tired of posting them month after month. Just take my word for it.

Daphne Genkwa - looking lavender against the yew.

Daphne Genkwa – looking lavender against the yew.

Hepatica nobiles looking a little worn. Damn slugs...

Hepatica nobilis looking a little worn. Damn slugs…

The annual Camellia fest is in full force. I bet the tree is as old as the house, and I'm grateful to whomever planted it.

The annual Camellia fest is in full force. I bet the tree is as old as the house, and I’m grateful to whomever planted it.

The oddball mouse plant always gives me a chuckle.

The oddball flowers of the mouse plant always gives me a chuckle.

My silly cat who doesn't realize that there is a whole gang of mice within reach of his tail.

My silly cat who doesn’t realize that there is a whole gang of “mice” within reach of his tail.

I don't think my Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom' has ever looked better. This is most definitely the most spectacular show in the garden right now.

I don’t think my Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ has ever looked better. This is most definitely the most spectacular show in the garden right now.

No flowers yet, but with a little luck, they will bloom by the time the next Bloom Day rolls around - Eremurus in the making!

No flowers yet, but with a little luck, these will bloom by the time the next Bloom Day rolls around – until then, have a great month! And click over to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what else is growing around the world.

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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23 Responses to Belated March blooms – 2015

  1. mattb325 says:

    Beautiful! The clematis is stunning and the Daphne Genkwa is truly a wonderful, but there are so many beautiful things in your garden at the moment it must be hard just to pick a favourite 🙂

  2. Mark and Gaz says:

    Oh my, that Apple blossom is just gorgeous!

  3. Pauline says:

    What a stunning selection you have, you are further on than we are, I’m still waiting for lots that you have shown, to appear. Your clematis is so beautiful, such an amazing amount of blossom! My fritillaries should be open soon, as long as the pheasant leaves them alone!

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks! Well, you have all this good stuff to look forward to… The pheasants eat Fritillaries? I admit to being a bit envious that you have pheasants – how cool!

  4. Nell Jean says:

    Lots blooming in your garden, pretty things. We’re all waiting for the next round in April when Camellias are gone and another wave of bright color shine in our gardens.

  5. Alison says:

    Your Clematis armandii is magnificent! I so wish I could get one established in my garden. Love the shot of your ginger kitty too.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks, Alison! It took a couple of years for it to get established, but once it got its head above the surrounding shrubs, it took off. Now it truly seems to thrive.

  6. Look at all those eremurus! Amazing.

  7. Eve says:

    What is that large lobed, almost round, or umbrella shaped leaf emerging near the cat’s tail? Is that the fantastic thing I covet from the Chinese garden with the hanging burgundy flowers underneath? If so, where did you find it? I love that plant so much, and really want it!

    • annamadeit says:

      That is exactly what it is, Eve. It is a Podyphyllum pleianthum, or Chinese Mayapple, and I got it at one of the Chinese Garden plant sales. I agree – it is a fabulous plant. Sorry, that’s all the info I have on where I got it – I don’t remember the specific vendor. Maybe you can find one at Hortlandia?

  8. Beautiful pics! Mouse Plant is such a great little garden gem. I’ve killed two Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’, so I am giving up.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks, Matthew! Sorry about your Clematis dying. For a while, I thought mine wasn’t going to make it either, but two years into it, it practically exploded.

  9. rickii says:

    The odd, the beautiful and the promise of things to come: this post has it all.

  10. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Gorgeous as always, Anna! I planted a couple of hundred Fritillaria meleagris last fall and so far haven’t seen a bloom yet. However, all the bulbs that are newly planted this fall are behind those that have been in my garden for a while. Happy GBBD!

    • annamadeit says:

      A couple of hundred?!!! Wow – that is going to look amazing! I haven’t had much luck with planting them from bulbs yet. I think they dry out rather quickly. I confess – the ones in the photo came already budded, in a pot! (Blushing)

  11. Bloom Day snuck right past me as well, but better late than never. The Apple Blossom Clematis is stunning! I will be adding climbing vines in several spots this year, so I’ll have to find out if this particular clematis can take our Bakersfield desert heat. I will also be looking into mouse plant, that’s one I’ve never heard of. Happy Spring!

    • annamadeit says:

      Happy Spring to you too! Have fun selecting your climbers! You can’t have too many in my opinion – I love them all! The mouse plant is more of an oddball than anything else – very cute with nice green leaves.

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