Spring Blooming Flowers 6-11-2014

Another few days of nice weather. Wish I was out enjoying it a bit more. As I’m in the construction industry, along with being in a seasonal location, everything must go double-time when things can be done outside. I’m sooooo not going to credit the government, however, people sure seem to be willing to spend money here right now. They say that if the new home building industry is growing, then the economy is also. I can say I’ve never had 5 new homes to quote at the same time! These will all be in the neighborhood of $170M (for just us, the landscapers), and will take a bit of work. One is actually already over $300M. We’ve also just got awarded a $120M paver heated driveway job. Seriously. A heated driveway.

Let’s think pretty thoughts.

Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!image

Nectaroscordum siculum var. bulgaricum

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Dianthus – Cheddar Pinks ‘Fire Witch’

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Salvia ‘Blue Hill’ – Sage

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Geranium ‘Brookside’ – Cranesbill

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Geranium sanguineum – Bloody Cranesbill

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’ – Diablo Ninebark – On a standard, meaning on a trunk. I call them ‘on a stick’, just a mnemonic device for me. These are either grafted onto a like species or pruned to look like a tree.

This is also an example of when I get somewhat angry about plant names. The common marketing name for this plant is Diablo Ninebark, although it is called a Monlo Ninebark. Ah, the world of copyrighting sucks.

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Hydrophyllum virginianum –ย Virginia Waterleaf

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Allium schoenoprasum – Keep calm and chive on!

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Rosa multifloria – The invasive multiflora rose

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