Currently Blooming


I have been a bit worried about whether or not my perennials and reseeders would come back this year after all the harsh weather.  Butterflies and Hummingbirds are starting to arrive and there was not much for them to feed on as the freeze took most of the flowers.  I have been relieved the past week or so to see my plants returning. The following photos are of plants that have faithfully grown in the Automatic Garden for years.

I have a large collection of Amaryllis, but they have not bloomed over the last few years.  I was thrilled to find this one blooming.

This little Coreopsis has started to put out a few flowers.

Clematis do not enjoy our climate, but this one is in a pot on the shaded patio.  It really liked the cold spell and has put out several blooms.

The White Soldiers (Drimiopsis maculata)  have been a prolific and are planted throughout the gardens.  This patch sat in water for days.

Old faithful, my red Saliva  (Coccinea), was completely mowed down from the freeze and is just starting to come back.

This small shrub was started by seed. The original Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfeisia) was accidentally cut down recently.

The red Canna was a passalong and I don’t think any amount of bad weather could kill it.

For nearly 20 years the Back Eyed Susan has been reseeding itself.

Bees and hummers are happy to see the Gulf Coast Penstemon flowers. This plant is also a passalong and does so well that it needs to be thinned every year.

The Columbine aquilegia has not done well lately, so it was good to see several plants blooming this year.

Speaking of faithful, the rabbits are back and appear when I am out in the yard to remind me to put some seed down for them.

Of course no good deed goes unpunished and the rabbits ate my new Coneflower down to the ground.



18 Comments on “Currently Blooming”

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful flowers, but rodents, despite the cute factor, are not friends in the garden!

    • No, but the rabbits are like wild pets. We were sitting on the patio last evening and sure enough, the rabbit came to get fed. I have one that will chase me into my garage for food. She even touched my heel once. I haven’t seen her this year though.

  2. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Lovely collection of flowers, and that Amaryllis is very special. It must be lovely to have hummingbirds….. I do hope you post some photos.

  3. Yay everything looks beautiful including the rabbit! I have Amaryllis for the first time.

  4. A twist of an ending! Rabbit damage aside, those are beautiful flowers!

  5. tonytomeo says:

    Black eyed Susan is quite reliable, and might even prefer harsher winters to mild winters.

  6. shoreacres says:

    I’m so fond of our native clematis. Have you tried any of them? I think the Clematis pitcheri is especially beautiful, and it’s a little more well-behaved than Clematis drummondii. I saw native columbines for the first time last week, and some amaryllis out in the middle of nowhere — I suspect they were growing where there used to be a house.

    I love the bunny. It’s really delightful, despite its appetite, though I suspect its habits are frustrating for you.

  7. carol says:

    My coreopsis is blooming now, too. I love that “Little White Soldiers” and may have to get some for me and my Mom. It’s new to us.
    -carol from florida

  8. Chloris says:

    What amazing March blooms you have. But the rabbit, oh no I can do without him.

  9. Christina says:

    Perhaps you should put the “rabbit seed” outside your garden so they don’t associate your garden with food.

  10. Deb says:

    Love your garden flowers! Glad some are blooming for you that haven’t always bloomed.😊

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