March 15, 2008

Blooms of March

This pink erica is the new arrival in my garden. My garden is missing some color January-March and this cute volunteer will fill that gap. It did not volunteer exactly :) I was not polite enough to ask that question.
This post is a contribution to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - tradition started by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

When I took it out from pot for planting today I saw how roots look like. They have to be pruned, to make it possible to grow roots properly. Otherwise they will develop very very slowly.

This white erica is blooming since December constantly - I just forgot about it for previous GBBD.

Second volunteer new comer. Are they not sweet? I loved the color.

Hellebores - on the picture above you see 3 plants. They are great example of how choice of not proper place is limiting the development of them. First two on the left were planted in the bright shadow - I hoped that they will get enough light. But look what happened.
1 year later I planted additional one on the right - can you see how profusely it is blooming? Number of flowers can't be compared. So I am planning to replant it and change the place for the first two.

Crocuses still in flowers...

Pulsatilla is about to bloom, but I couldn't stop myself to picture these amazing hairy buds...

Grass blooming - right? I do not rememebr the name of it. If you know please let me know.

My visit at garden shop made my very excited and I couldn't stop myself. Walking around, looking at all beauties. Thinking which one to invite to the garden. After one hour finally I decided that beside erica mentioned at the beginning, astrantia major will be going...

... and double pink asiatic lilly 'Elodie'


Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have many beautiful bloom Ewa. I really like that first one. Gorgeous.

Curmudgeon said...

I love the pansy--it makes me think of a butterfly!

Carol Michel said...

What a wonderful place your garden is in the spring. Thanks for sharing all your blooms with us!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

garden girl said...

Ewa, I always enjoy my stroll through your garden! So many pretty things are blooming!

Unknown said...

I've never seen Erica before. Beautiful blooms. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Wonderful, Ewa! I love ericas and astrantias--and hellebores, but hellebores don't much love me. That photo of the pulsatilla bud is utterly wonderful, too!

Melanie Chopay said...

Ewa, your photography is wonderful. All your plant material looks so healthy and happy. Have you ever transplanted Hellebores before? I planted mine in the wrong spot too and need to move them.

Silvia Hoefnagels . Salix Tree said...

The close-up of the white hellebore, with the drop of rain.. it's gorgeous! What wonderful photography! I love your close shots.

Katarina said...

Ewa, your plants are lovely! So much Spring in your garden now - that's great! The two ericas are beautiful...
/Katarina (Roses and stuff)

Anonymous said...

Those photos leave a calm repository of color in my mind.

Gail said...


Hello, this is my first visit to your garden. Your photographs are wonderful; the drop of water falling off the bloom was one of my favorites. And you speak so poetically about inviting flowers into your garden...thanks for a lovely visit.

clay and limestone

Surya said...

Nice bloom garden. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Frances, said...

Ewa, you have done a wonderful job in showing the beauty of the ericas, I find them very difficult to photograph well, even though they add so much to the winter garden, as you mention. You have captured the hellebore's inner self well also. I have wanted to try the pulsatilla, your photo may be the push I needed to go ahead. Thanks!

Frances at Faire Garden

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

The color of that pink Erica is yummy! Are your white Hellebores H. Niger?

Anonymous said...

Ewa - your garden flowers look gorgeous. I see on Polish weather report tonight that snow is forecast for tomorrow. Hope all those nice new buds that are appearing in my garden are not frosted like last year!

What type of camera do you use for your pictures? You are obviously very talented photographer. Greetings from Jelonki, Warsaw west

Garden Wise Guy said...

Ewa - loved your photos, but the absolutely most stunning is the water droplet hanging from the white hellebore. That's a magazine cover shot if I ever saw one.

By the way - I saw your photo of the Doors and it brought back a great memory. When I was in high school in 1969, my rock and roll band was the opening act for The Doors at a concert in San Diego. How cool is that?

Keep up the beautiful work.

Ewa said...

so you like erica :) they add nice color to winter garden :)

Weed whackin' adventures,
butterfly? you are right. it looks so delicate and vulnerable in the wind :)

Thank you for visiting and commenting. I try to extend blooming to maximum. So far I last months, every month something was blooming.

I try to have blooms all year round :)

Erica is very useful plant, cos there are kinds that start to bloom in January.

I wonder what is the reason with your hellebore spell :) that puzzles me since I red about it in your blog.

I never transplanted hellebore before - will give a try. Anyway they do not develop properly, so they will have a choice either get used to new place or go for good :) plants usually understand that condition :)

Salix tree,
Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for nice comment :)

Ericas, ericas... :) adding color to winter garden.

Well frased :) This is how the garden or plants work on me - leave repository of colors :)

Welcome to my blog :) I am happy that you liked my photography and also that my English sounds poetically to you - thats very nice, thank you :)

Welcome to my blog and please come again :)

I like erica and I was trying to figure out how to show its beauty - cos as you said, on the photopgraphs their charm usually disappears. You made me very happy saying, that I caught it :)

Mr. mcgregor's daughter,
Yes, it is H. Niger.

Anonymus from Jelonki,
Welcome to my blog :) I am happy to see someone from neighbourhood :) Thank you very much for compliments. I am using simple and little canon powershot 570 - it can give some joy.
Please visit me again.
If you can read in Polish you are welcomed on my other blog

You are my hero! OMG! OMG! OMG!
did you?????? thats VERY VERY cool :) please share with us some memoires from that event - I am so curious :)

Garden Wise Guy said...

Ewa - I'd love to continue my story about playing with The Doors - actually, it happened twice - but I'd rather not do it through your blog comments. If you want to send an e-mail to my e-mail ( I can fill you in. I've also opened for the Jackson 5, played a few tunes with Little Richard, and had a few other brushes with legends.

Enticing? Write back!

Jane O' said...

Your photography is stunning. THe white erica is my favorite, I've never seen anything like it!

Ewa said...

yes, this subject might be boring to some other readers :)
To tease you little bit, I worked as concert organiser in the past and I had the pleasure to meet Uriah Heep (14 concerts tour in Bulgaria), Miles Davis, Glenn Miller Orchestra and few other great names :)
But, its better if we switch off line.

Ewa said...

jean marie,
welcome to my blog :)
thank you for commenting and your compliments :)
hope to see you back again.
many new picture will come this year :)

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

So many lovely blooms for GBBD, volunteered or not. ;-) Love your pretty white hellebore, mine didn't flower this year. snif!

Great pics too, I love them!

Sarah Laurence said...

What interesting blooms!

Entangled said...

That fuzzy pulsatilla bud is so interesting! And I just love the blue of chionodoxas. I hope you take a picture when they open up.

I think your blooming grass (sedge) is some type of Carex, but don't know which one. It looks a lot like my Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance', except that Ice Dance has variegated leaves.

Barbara said...

Wonderful pictures Ewa. I like the one best with the little teardrop!!
Happy Easter to you!

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

All of your spring blooms are so lovely! I really enjoy when pansies and violas come up as volunteers. I've got quite a few right now too. They seem like such happy little surprises, don't they?

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Matron said...

What a wonderful selection of photographs. Especially the close up of the heathers.. those individual flowers are so beautiful.