Monday, February 25, 2008
What's Blooming Today?
Having spent part of the weekend reading the new J.D. Robb book and hiding out from the incoming winter storm...which never amounted to much after all the warnings we were getting...I just today noticed that I've got a few new blooms to go along with the evergreen clematis that began blooming at the end of last week. My Camellia Chandler Elegans has several blooms that opened this weekend. Camellias do not like our soil and water but I keep hanging on to them for their blooms. A sweet little daffodil given to me a few years ago is beginning to spread into a nice clump...mostly I'm leery of bright yellow but I do like it in the spring to brighten up cloudy days. The evergreen clematis is slowly opening it's flowers...it doesn't look like I expected it to but I like it all the same. I'm hoping it decided it likes it here and by next year will be up over the arbor it's climbing. This arbor was the base for a fabric wrapped backdrop I made for my daughter's wedding and although it is not too sturdy I love having it here to remind me of that wonderful day.
The last bloom spotted was the first Santa Rosa plum blossom to open this year. We're expecting nice weather for a few days...I'm hoping for good pollination as the blossoms open if the rain can stay away!