Sunday, February 27, 2011

...And Still more Parrot Tulip Pictures







Not exactly a parrot tulip, Iris danfordiae and Iris reticulata are bursting into bloom, only a few inches tall. Aren't they sweet? ;)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Look who's here...



Our daffodils finally bloomed!

These are some late starters....but they are new, and they are pink, so I think we can forgive them....;)
Violas
Echeveria


Either mustard or broccoli growing off the side of the porch. No idea how it got there, but it's blooming. :)

Siberian squill



While I was out with the camera, I nearly stepped.......in this. Sneaky thing. It pays to watch where you're going! ;)

Camellia
Bluets--"Quaker Ladies," some call them


Apparently the flowers and I weren't the only things enjoying this lovely spring weather....


the budgies are probably thinking, "YES! Finally! We get to go OUTSIDE!" I guess they don't enjoy being inside during the winter, although, believe me they would have a worse time OUTSIDE in the winter. ;)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Forcing

From this...
To this...

To this (right now)...



To (hopefully) this...
Image of Parrot Tulip 'Blumex'

Image of Hyacinth Delft Blue

Image of Dwarf Iris 'Cantab'

Image of Snow Crocus 'Blue Pearl'

:)

YUM

Camouflage?

Bowiea Dandelion

We have an introduction to make! Meet Bowiea Dandelion, the newest birdbrain at our house. He's a green budgerigar -- and very sweet. :) We call him Bowie or Dandy for short.