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everything's blooming!

Tuesday, 15 May 12 Cloudy 21°C / 70°F

Okay, the violets in the lawn have officially taken over. Well… actually… that happened a while ago but since they’re in full bloom now, you kind of notice them.

A few plants of Primula sieboldii are blooming. I’m sure this is early for them. Primula veris hybrids are blooming as well and the polyanthus hybrids are still going strong.

The apple trees are in bloom which is at least two weeks early but the flowering crab apple is right on schedule. Weird.

Other flowers are popping up around the garden and from here on in, there should be more each day.

And yes, the cat in the sea of violets in none other than Nerissa himself… Nerissa of Nerissa’s Life.


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Malus, apple trees

Malus domestica


Crab Apple, Flowering #1

Malus floribunda








Bleeding Heart, White Heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis


Primrose, P. veris Sunset Shades

Primula veris


Primrose, P. sieboldii

Primula sieboldii


Primrose, P x polyanthus 'Finest Large-Flowered'

Primula x polyantha


Violets, white




  • Bojickwoman

    Bojickwoman wrote:

    I love the picture of the cat among the violets! :)

    Posted on 15 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Nerissa looks quite the poster boy! Lovely blooms. What is the primrose in the first of your smaller pics – the one with the orange fringe and yellow centre? Think I’d like to add it to my wish list…. :)

    Posted on 15 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    I’ll let Nissy know…

    It’s just a polyanthus hybrid. I grew it from seed which was fairly inexpensive so, open-pollinated. From Chiltern Seeds in England.

    Posted on 15 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • Amarylis

    Amarylis wrote:

    I’ve never seen so many white Violets before! It almost looks as if it had snowed! Your Primulas & Polyanthus all look fantastic as well! You have so many plants in flower!

    Posted on 15 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    Amarylis, you should check out the pictures I added to the “violets as ground covers” thread in the Violas group. This picture of Nissy shows only a small portion of them.

    Posted on 15 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    A gorgeous display of white violets! All your blooms are exquisite. That primrose Sunset Shades is wonderful!

    Posted on 15 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    I have violets growing in the grass under the crab apple but nothing like yours – what a wonderful carpet (and Nissy too of course).

    Posted on 19 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

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