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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gardens Crabapple and Bloomerang Lilac

Seeing more blooming here. I think the continual rain we have been having here is really affecting our plants blooming as much though. I'm hoping my Purple Prince Crabapple gets more blooms. It's pretty no matter what. I hadn't planted anything around it since I put it in a few years ago as I wanted it established first, but I have just added some Heuchera which you can't really see as they're small and they blend in with the mulch, and will be adding more.

I found a Bloomerang Lilac last year finally online. Had to buy a little one to even get one of these newer Lilacs. It's an everblooming variety that gets around 5 to 6 foot tall, so you can't see much since it's probably only about 12 inches or so tall now. What surprised me to no end is that it's put out a little bloom and another starting. Now I sure don't expect more this season as it's just not big enough, but it's cute right now. I'm really hoping it puts on a lot of growth this year.

This thing is TINY. Guessing it's a dwarf type of Hyacinth. Can't even believe it came up but it's truly itty bitty and I had to try and make it bigger to see the bitty blooms. The blooms are more purplish. Unfortunately with the overcast days I had to try and lighten photos and it doesn't help doing that for clarity. If anyone thinks differently on this let me know.

14 comments:

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HolleyGarden said...

Your crabapple is gorgeous! It will be fun to see your lilac growing. Did you bend down to see how it smelled? I would have had to!

Diane said...

The crabapple is a beautiful colour and I love the square of bricks around it!

Are the flowers in the last picture grape hyacinths (muscari)?

Anya said...

I love the color. I never even knew what a crabapple was until today...

Raffaella said...

All is so beautiful in your garden... thanks for posted it...

milka said...

Hope the weather will turn better for your bloomers.

Jill said...

What beautiful purple flowers on the crabapple!

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Lona said...

Girl your Crabapple is so beautiful in bloom.I love lilacs and really need to invest in a Boomerang or some lilac that will repeat its blooms.Does your smell just as good as the old fashioned ones?

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Your sweet little hyacinths are Muscari, aka grape hyacinth...and on a sunny day they do have the scent of grapes. I love them and naturalized them in about 20 terra cotta pots about 30 years ago. Every year they emerge and join me in greeting spring.

All joys to you,

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Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Pretty blooms will light up any gloomy day!

Reluctant Writer said...

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I love the name and the color of the crabapple. How beautiful to wake up to see that in the morning. It maakes me wish I had a green thumb.

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L. Ambler said...

Your Purple Prince crabapple is gorgeous. I would like to have an everblooming lilac, but it won't work here in the desert. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Looks like spring is in full force for you there.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ohhhh I have been wanting a Boomerang Lilac ever since Jodi from blooming writer sent me a card with it's pic on it.

How does it bloom, really all summer?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

greggo said...

Thanks for visiting my garden. So just how good are those bloomerang's? I was disappointed with encore azaleas. Curious about the lilacs. The ajuga photo was edited, proabably makes it look better than it actually is...Like your graphics, even though they are little to feminine for me. lol