5/23/2015

my learning curve in gardening

The weather has blooming times jumbled at my house. This camellia--named 'Frodo the Rhodo who's really a camellia' by my LOTR fan bestie (don't ask!)--isn't suppose to bloom until October some time. 

Like lots of other plants in the garden, the warm weather after a slight dip of temperature has, apparently, convinced it that it's spring already.


As I have mentioned before, I'm quite a literal person. So when I bought some hyacinth bulbs, I planted them according to the directions 'in autumn'. Well, the calendar said autumn, but I have since learned that bulbs can't read.

It wasn't cold enough for them to know winter was still on the way and they poked their little heads up soon after planting. *sigh* I do hope they will be willing to bloom again next spring.


22 comments:

Amy Franks said...

hmm the weather in your area does appear to be a bit mixed up, here in Tauranga and even in Northland last week its been typicallly Autumn.

Rhonda Albom said...

I am not much of a gardener either. It makes perfect sense to me that this is autumn.

diane b said...

That is funny. I hope they come again when it really is spring.

Joy said...

Well, I supposed they love the sun too:)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I hope they will come up again next spring. I would think they will as they will have plenty of time to be dormant. They smell so good.

Grantham Lynn said...

What an interesting post. I hope the do come up in the spring. I can't wait to see your butterfly garden. I enjoyed writing that post about my daddy and his Butterfly Bushes. I wish I had some photos a couple of ideas for posts came to mind when I was writing it. Thanks for coming by it was very nice meeting you.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The camellia photo is very beautiful. I hope the weather will be warm for these flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wow, what a gentle touch of this pretty flower ! Great !
Best regards, Synnöve

Linda said...

Beautiful! :)

Rain said...

How lovely...wonderful photos and writing ! Thank you for checking in on my little writing blog and following me !!!

Blessings,
Rain

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the Camellia and Hyacinth.
The soft colors are great.
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Janneke said...

Your Frodo the Rhodo is a wonderful Camellia. May be a bit too early but that´s not a problem. The Hyacinth is somewhat different, I don´t think it´s coming again in spring. Are all bulbs coming up or is it only this one? I suppose all will turn up right.

Norma Ruttan said...

I hope it does bloom again. I received bulbs for my birthday (in February). I'm itching to plant but I've not given in.

Lin Floyd said...

you are a long way from Kansas, but what a lovely place!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your camellia photo is very beautiful. I hope the hyacinth will bloom for a long time. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely flowers, hope they thrive despite the confusing weather

Rebecca said...

Maybe they will rebloom for you in spring!

Tomoko said...

Your camellia is very soft and beautiful! Lovely(*^_^*)

Linda said...

So lovely! I have never had a garden but I do enjoy viewing them and I think you are doing very well! :)

Tiina V. said...

Beautiful pink spring flowers!
Here in Finland we have midsummer :)

Mildred said...

These are such beautiful flowers. Wonderful photos you have shared.

Bethany Carson said...

The blossoms on both plants are very pretty!