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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Heather on the Hill Blooms

We just came out of a couple days of snow and yesterday  was still cold but I managed to finally get the rest of the leaf protection cleaned up decently. We have 4 days of rain forecast so yesterday was rather dreary out for photos but my winter Heather was the only thing blooming so I got some photos of it.


I love the Heather but unfortunately several of these had some die off that I had to prune out of there. It should grow and fill back in fairly quick this Spring.


These 2 are Golden Starlet and Spring Cottage. Both blooming right now, but I especially love the Golden Startlet since it stays golden year round and really don't care if it gets the white blooms or not since it is always so pretty with the foliage alone.

27 comments:

p3chandan said...

At least something are blooming in your garden, soon it will be filled with colourful blooms and foliage!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I have the pink but have never saw the white before. How pretty!

Raffaella said...

I love white flowers!

Casa Mariposa said...

Heather doesn't grow well here. Too hot/humid, I think. Yours are very pretty. :o)

GirlSprout said...

I love heather, but it doesn't grow in NM. Thanks for posting pics.

Pam's English Garden said...

I don't grow heather and I really should ... if only for my husband's Scottish heritage. Yours is impressive, and inspires me to try some. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. And welcome to Blotanical ... I left you a message there. P. x

Phoebe said...

The contrast of the yellow and purple is very striking! Im sure its nice to have a bit of colour after a cold winter...
Thanks for following my blog too!

Andrea said...

Yes those are lovely even just for their foliage, and the vegetative form is also nice. Thanks for visiting my site too.

Becca's Dirt said...

Everything will be popping now. Hopefully that will be last of the cold. Can't wait to see it all come to life in your gardens. So glad you came by to visit my blog. I'm a new follower of yours and am looking forward to our friendship.

The Sage Butterfly said...

I like how you have placed them side by side for greater interest.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Aah, spring is such an exciting time :) XOL

Malar said...

pretty white flowers! Happy gardening!

Diane said...

Nice blog! I found you on blotanical, by the way.

What gardening zone are you in, in Ohio? I garden in zone 4a in Ontario.

milka said...

We don't have these plants here but they definitely look cute with the little flowers.

L. Ambler said...

I have Mexican heather in my flower garden which does grow in Arizona. It flowered profusely last spring, and the bees loved the flowers. The flowers died off by midsummer when we are at 110 here, but the foliage does stay green all year. Mine are just starting to flower. Thanks for your nice comment. It means a lot to have a follower when new like I am at blogging.

Autumn Belle said...

I have false heather (cuphea) that looks quite similar to these. I like their pretty little flowers.

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Anya said...

I absolutely love your back yard, if it looks this charming after it just snowed its going to thrive in another month or so. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
--Anya

Patricia said...

It has been in the upper eighties here in southeast Texas. Everything is so dry. I am following you back.

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm following back. ;) I look forward to seeing your garden grow. I've always wanted to have a small flower garden, but I don't seem to have a green thumb.

Maybe I'll gain the inspiration I need from you to try again. :)

Have a great week,
Jennifer

Martin Neill said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on ernieandi. I feel for you having snow, we've had the most amazing weather here in the UK - almost unheard of temperatures for April. Look forward to seeing your garden in the summer. Martin

Inspiring You To Save! said...

I don't have a green thumb at all. Glad to meet someone who does. Thanks for stopping by and following. Love your site. I'm your newest follower.

Inspiring You To Save

Are You A Mom said...

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Maureen

K-Koira said...

Stopping by to say thanks for following my blog, and I am following back. Love the pictures of the garden. I need to get more motivated to work on mine...

Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog today :) I am now following yours.

Your garden is beautiful! My husband is the one with the green thumb -- he loves gardening. The most I do it help pick out the plants and flowers. He plants them and does the upkeep :)

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Mary said...

awww this is so pretty :) don't have the energy to do this ;) jeje
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I have been amazed at all the different colors of heather here! Yours looks lovely :) XOL