Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Early Blooms

We’ve had a really late start to the 2013 gardening season.  However, we do have a couple of blooms to show off.  The first is our flowering almond (Prunus triloba) shrub that burst into bloom this week.

Flowering Almond Blossom

The second is a hybrid tea rose, “Irish Gold”.  I’ve mentioned in previous posts that we pick up a few hybrid tea roses when Wal-Mart has them on sale in April just as they break dormancy, the roses that is, not Wal-Mart which doesn’t ever seem to go dormant.  But, I digress.

When we get the roses home, we re-pot them and nurse them in the greenhouse until the first week of June when we plant them outside in the rose bed.  By then they usually have buds on them.  In this case, a week after planting out, the first blossom appeared.

Irish Gold Rose