Monday, April 03, 2006

The iris buds are forming and will soon be in full bloom. They are interspersed with money plant, which blooms a purpley-magenta. When the irises come out, it is a sight to behold!
I'll take another pic when the irises are out.

I have azaleas in this bed too, but they are confused, and they bloom in August, not April, when they are supposed to. What's up with that??
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4 comments:

mar said...

Wonderful pictures! I love nature. Make sure to stick a pocket calendar next to the plant, so they know what is going on! I should do that too, I had august plants blooming in the fall last year...

RC said...

the dogwood tree's blooms are very beautiful.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

LaMuerta said...

There is one particular kind of tree around here -- it's blooming like mad right now -- gazillions of relatively small purplish/pinkish blooms -- what kind of tree is it? It's just beautiful.

Greg Finnegan said...

When I was in charge of Pepsi's world hq, I was dierected to get a team together to put in an azalea garden. We had to order the plants a year ahead of time from Washington state, because there were so many. The garden (it's in Purchase NY) was designed to be 6 acres in size. Acres! That said, I recall that the acidity of the soil, proper shade and of course moist mulch were all essential. I was taught to taste the soil. If it was too bitter, or if it was not bitter enough, we had to add lime or sulfur to change the pH. So check shade, mulch, and pH. Those may be some of the reasons for the azaleas to bloom out of cycle. Finally, the simple one: have you ever adjusted them for Daylight Savings Time? It can add up over the years...