Saturday, May 23, 2020

Enjoying Spring Blooms #1


I ordered my bedding plants from our local florist, and Joe picked them up. Easy peasy, and I'm keeping the garden simple this year. Today we are putting down the mulch after planting the begonias. There is nothing like springtime in New York, and we appreciate the blooms so much after a long winter. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday weekend. 

This last photo....I planted this flowering bulb several years ago. Nectaroscordum siculum or Allium siculum is a wonderful oddball of a flowering bulb. It has lovely dangling mauve and green bells, and are very tall and located near our patio table so they stare me in the face when we dine alfresco. Nectar-garlic (that’s what Nectaroscordum means) is animal-proof, since nobody messes with onion relatives, really. It is long-lasting too. Nectaroscordum is good-looking even after the blooms are done, forming a tan-colored seedpod that turns upward where each waxy bell once dangled. Bees love it which is why I planted it. I watch the bees while having a picnic lunch from time to time. 

Cheers and Stay Safe.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Such lovely photos. This time of year is so pretty with pretty flowers. Olivia looks so cute in the tree. Happy Memorial Day weekend to you and Joe. Have fun planting those begonias.

  2. Debbie, this is all beautiful. The goose , or is it a duck, in the flowers, is a stunning capture. Your little owl in his hat is adorble. My owl is sorting a patriotic hat as well. Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Your warm weather months really are long awaited! It's been nearly 6 weeks since similar blooms appeared here in our region. No doubt your statement rings true among New Yorkers that there's nothing like springtime after such a long winter wait. It looks like you're taking in every opportunity to make the most of it. Happy Memorial weekend!

  4. What an unusual bloom! Love seeing your MKC things everywhere!! Enjoy your gardening!

  5. Oh my pretty Debbie ! Your garden looks gorgeous and so fresh, happy and full of blooms screaming Spring and soon Summer too! All your vignettes are adorable too, I'm parcial to the B&W bunny !
    I enjoyed all your pics, especially the one with the goose? Anyhow, I love it !
    Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
    Enjoy your week ahead.

  6. Your little owls are so cute, Debbie, as is the bunny, and your darling birdhouses, with the setting sun. Your begonias will give you such pretty color. Enjoy your wonderful Springtime in NY! xx


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