gbbd early spring


I salute the pioneers. Eventually, this bed will be awash in ‘Georgia Blue’ Veronica peduncularis, but right now this brave, lone blossom is scouting the territory.


Always the first of the daffys to bloom, this Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’ is in the vanguard.


The same can be said for a common little woodland violet.


The slugs are merciless when it comes to the primrose blooms.


Means had primroses and pansies for 99cents. I’m thinking maybe these, on longer stems, will be less susceptible to the slime brigade.


Huckleberry flowers are tiny little things, as are the berries that follow…but OH, that wild taste.

Bloom Day’s host, CAROL is waiting for your visit.

22 thoughts on “gbbd early spring

  1. And so spring begins… Looking back to your January post, things definitely seem to be waking up. It’s cool that you still have partial primroses to enjoy. The occasional perfect one left alone by the slugs must seem extra-special!

  2. The pioneers are very special! Your primroses are looking good despite the slugs. I heard that slugs breed heavily in the fall so was generous with the sluggo at that time which seems to have cut down the population a bit. They’re still there of course but not in such large numbers. With you living where you do, there must be an endless population waiting to slime their way into your garden!

    • Peter~Good advice about the fall treatment for slugs. When I find them, I throw them into the woods. Probably not such a good idea, but it’s a losing battle anyway and I’m not up to squishing or slicing.

  3. what a pretty little assortment for early spring. You are right we appreciate the first blooms, the brave ones that are just a day or a week earlier than their compatriots.

  4. Goodness, you Tete a Tete is miles ahead of mine. They are only just poking their noses up through the soil right now. Lots of pretty blues ricki, hopefully the slugs will be detered from those primroses.

  5. Oh no, Ricki – sending good vibes to R2! Hope the scare is long gone. Beyond that, I was just going to say that my primroses look far worse than yours – mere stumps, in fact. Poor little things…

    • Anna~I actually think verging on woodland gives the slugs more to gnaw on without resorting to invading the garden. You have good vibes to spare. Thanks for sending some of them our way.

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