It’s late winter here and the signs of spring are all around us. Now each week a few more plants start to bloom. Reaching a crescendo in late spring. The flower show really has four phases. Pre-spring flowers in late winter with the start of the calendulas, hundreds of marguerite daisies, felicias, euryops daisies French and then Italian lavenders. Purple alyogyne native hibiscus blooms and perennial wallflowers.
Then it’s time for the early spring show with the purple emu bushes, flowering prunus and Manchurian pear blossoms, stocks, wallflowers, pelargoniums, and numerous flowering perennials. Also potted spring bulbs like rannunculus and Dutch irises. Mid spring introduces the bearded irises into the mix, of which I have quite a few, with three open iris gardens around me I have felt it my duty to procure new varieties each year!
Late spring or high spring here bursts forth with rose blooms of every sort and self sown cornflowers and Shirley poppies, bright colours jostling for attention around every corner. So each stage has a distinct flavour and flower tone and I dare say energetic tone.
The calendulas have fascinated and delighted me this year. Shining their happy little faces despite a cold misty winter. The flouresescent Amber yellow colour rejoicing against the inky winter skies. Colours are important in your garden, this late winter season we are warmed by the yellow hues, buoying up our spirits, warming up our senses. The calendulas started from a single old fashioned variety seeding given to me by a friend and they have self-sown (with the help of the fairies). Ably assisted by me transplanting little seedings around the garden over the years. The colour is so jolly it always makes me happy to see them on cold winter days.
The originator of these posts is The Propagator .
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