Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day: Anything Green

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day here is my Anything Green Post! You are welcome to join in and post anything that is green and growing in your gardens in the month of March!

Here's the tour of what's green in my gardens.


The daffodils in my yard are still green while most of the other daffodils I have seen in our area are blooming. I planted them late in the fall which is probably why they haven't emerged. I'm hoping that they will bloom when the Bradford pears do. The blend of yellow and white blossoms would make a nice combination.


Here is a sedum emerging from it's roots for the year.


These are daylilies (Hemerocallis) that I divided last fall. There was one huge clump that I separated into thirteen new plants. Some even sent up new blooms before fall ended. I suspect that it's a 'Stella De Oro' but I don't know for sure since it was here when we bought the house.


The mums are sending up new growth all over the garden. I'll keep them trimmed to encourage them to grow bushy and full for fall.



This plant is not in the yard yet but it will be soon. Right now this Asparagus fern is waiting in my garage to be moved outside when the warmer weather appears. This particular fern has come back from the brink of death many times. It's probably 7-8 years old but it may be older still. You just can't keep a good plant down!


The lovely green clumps of fescue in my yard. It's getting better, really it is! The gaps are slowly disappearing. Over-seeding in the fall works wonders!


Oh and I can't forget the obligatory green weed picture.
This lush lime green chickweed loves our yard.


There's a little bit O' green from my garden, what green do you have in yours?

10 comments :

  1. We just drove through the great state of Tennessee yesterday...so much greener than our northern state. Come north spring! Come north!

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  2. Dave, I just did a green post but I used old photos, not what's green today. Since we spent hours yesterday on yard clean-up I know there is some green out there. Hopefully I'll get out before sunset and take some photos. First comes school, lots of activities going on today and I'm a volunteer-aholic.

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  3. I think your mom said the Asparagus fern was your grandmother's plant. Which is why I felt bad when we tried to kill it a few years ago. :)

    Jenny

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  4. Sherry,

    I hope our spring followed you on up!

    Melanie,

    Go out and get those pictures! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have greening up.

    Jenny,

    We didn't try to kill it! We just forgot to water it a few times...

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  5. Well then I tried to kill it by leaving it outside on the patio all winter because I was tired of it dropping needles in the house. :)

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  6. Japanese Loquat, Purple Lavender, Husker Red Beard Tongue, Cleyera, Sage, Salvia and Verbena are all in the garden. Verbena is not only green but blooming purple and I am enjoying it as I look out the office window!

    In the back I have a few Azaleas and Confederate Jasmine.

    In the front we have 2 hollies and a cedar tree.

    On the side we have Silverberry, Needle Point Holly bushes, more Azaleas and the pink crabapple has green leaves. (the squirrels eat the blooms off each year!).

    In the driveway island planter we have Vibirnum, Nandina and more Azaleas.

    The front planters have the Camellias and Nandina.

    Ivy on the front porch rail planter.

    I also discovered a new vine on our fence. It has blooms of yellow flowers. I am thinking it is Carolina Jessamine.

    More Azaleas (maybe 40) scattered throughout the font woods.

    The St. Augustine grass is turning green also.

    Gee, I did not realize how much green we had until you asked Dave! Wow, lots of green in my yard!

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  7. Wow Skeeter! You have so many listed you will make everyone else "green with envy"!

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  8. Thanks for the reminder that it's St. P day...

    What's green...
    day lilies named varieties and the Tawny
    iris cristata
    Aromatic Aster-Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
    alysum
    stokesia
    some of the grasses are sending up new growth
    phlox- all of them garden, woodland and prairie
    columbine

    are some of the ones that are greening up.

    Thanks for asking.

    Gail

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  9. i'm with jenny, leave the asparagus fern outside to kill it. drops too many needles. but being that it is a family plant, gotta keep it i guess. nice idea-the green post.

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  10. Funny Dave and my list is longer. I was outside hand washing the cars when I noticed more green I had forgotten about. Ligustrum, Liarope and Variegated Vinca which is blooming beautiful purple flowers as of today! And how could I forget my long hedge in the front of the house! Duh, guess I see it each day and no longer notice it. Wonder if I will notice it when it needs clipping!

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