Bluebells, Daffodils and Other Spring Delights (April 2010)

April 4, 2010 - These little scillas (also called bluebells or squills - I never know which is the common name) came up in the clumps of larger perennials given to me by my friend, Rita. They are sweet and delightful little things. I see more of them coming up everyday.

I only have one of these, and I identified it from my perennial book as a puschkinia (or striped squill). According to my book it's a 'close relative of the bluebell and it's strange that it's so rarely seen'. It sprung up in a clump of fall asters, given to me by my friend. I'm curious to see if it will multiply for next spring. It's about four inches tall, about the same as the scillas.

At first I thought this was a scilla, until I noticed that there was only one flower on each stalk, as opposed to several, as the scillas have.

April 14, 2010 - My daffodils came up today. I don't know what variety they are - I bought them through mail order in a bulk pack. They are gorgeous and seem invisible to the squirrels and rabbits. They bloom for a very long time.

On April 20 I noticed that there is a white scilla hiding among the blue ones! These two came up (again as a surprize) in a little clump of daylilies that was a gift from Rita last fall.


  1. Hi Diane, it's Shannon. I love this blog! It's refreshing and beautiful. I'm just about to start an email to the fam but I'll tell you anyway... we had a few days of rain and now everything is greening up. Little shoots are coming up in our neighbor's gardens. Nothing planned for our yard, as we don't really have much time or resources for planting, but I may start some herb pots for something to do.

    Maybe I'll get a blog too! I used to record my life in LiveJournal, but I think I'm over that phase.

  2. PS, just made my own blog! It's called one dandelion clock


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