More early spring flowers

After 60s F yesterday, we’re headed back into a wintery mix for the next four or five days. (They’re calling for measurable snow Thursday night.) So these pictures from yesterday will probably be the last of the flower pix for awhile as everything goes into suspended animation.

Anyone know if that’s some kind of scilla coming up around the verbascum? I’m guessing that’s corydalis in bud on the right. Annie in the comments says the blue flowers look like Chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow). I think she’s right.


Crocus (note the pollinator) and primula

crocus primula

Have to go back to my bulb purchasing receipts to ID the one on the left (Annies says it’s Puschkinia, which I do recall ordering), and a hellebore

needs ID hellebore

Various hellebores

hellebore hellebore

hellebore hellebore

Snowdrops peaking and maybe an aquilegia emerging.

snowdrops snowdrops

And as a bonus, more of those primulas. (And many more primulas to come in the coming weeks.)

more primulas

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4 thoughts on “More early spring flowers”

  1. Just guessing here, Craig, but it looks like Chionodoxa in with the Verbascum and Corydalis. It’s also called “Glory of the Snow” and has been popping up on a lot of garden blogs. The light blue small flowered bulb just above the hellebores may be Puschkinia.

    I am quite taken with your elegant crocus!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  2. I love the emerging plants and foliage. :) Do you find the verbascum troublesome? I really want to grow them, but I keep hearing that they’re fussy about being too wet over the winter–so even though I have relatively sandy soil, I am leery. Since your soil is admittedly wet (per your salix post) I was wondering whether you have trouble with them at all?

  3. Hi Kim: The only thing I find troublesome about verbascums is that they reseed vigorously in my garden. But I actually like that. (I plan to wax poetic on biennials one of thesd days.) I just take a hoe to the seedlings when they’re small if they come up where I don’t want them. Keep in mind, I’m not growing them in my wettest spots, and these aren’t the cute little cultivars that are on the market now, but the big, raw species (I’m going to spell them wrong, I’m sure): V. pyramidilis, bombyciferum, roripifolium, etc. You can see some that I gave my friend Marcia a few years ago here: Remind me in fall and I’ll send you some seeds. (I think I promised you some others, now that I think of it.)

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