April sprouts, blooms, buds, and a couple new plants

This is a post I started at the beginning of April and forgot to post.  Mostly recordkeeping…

 

Super early! First blooms on Eccremocarpus came out March 25. And a bit washed-out, color-wise. They will deepen.
Also from March 25, Pulsatilla is still flowering a month later.
Magnolia ‘Genie’ is now making leaves. A gift from a friend, I’m not sure where to site this yet. Possibly a large pot while I mull it over.
Unflippingbelievable Hellebore started blooming January 15, and on April 25 it still looks like this.
Purple sprouting broccoli knocks my socks off. It’s now in flower.
Raspberries looking great, but this will be their last year with me.
Came-with-the-house Clematis is 10′ tall now. Mild winter, no pruning.
New plant! Chamaerops humilis var cerifera or var. argentea. This will be a focal point in the backyard.
Geranium ‘Bill Wallis’ just got this from Annie’s.
G. macrorrhizum (cv unknown if it is one). All Geraniums seem very successful under my dogwood tree.
This poor thing. I hope it grows out of this as it gets taller. It’s Arctostaphylos mewukka ‘Mottley Crue’ and it sure is looking “mottley”. A month later it’s now showing new growth.  I got this at Cistus last year.
Imperial white currant starting to bloom much later than the natives.
Geum rivale is incredibly cute and I’m going to have to move it now that I know it wants more water than it’ll ever get here. Very floriferous.
Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius ‘Silver Jubilee’ – got this from Xera Plants last spring and it’s doubled in size (at least) now about to flower. YEY
Can you see how far this tiny start of Zauschneria has spread just over the winter? I planted this one here last fall.
This is Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’, also from Xera, planted last year (forgot when) and you can really see why people say it’s an easier one for the garden. No mold, lots of new growth already.
My neighbor’s cherry. Brief, but so glorious. I like that some branches visit my side of the fence.

And lastly, Grevillea victoriae is making new growth! This is yet another I got from Xera last May. This is right in front of my house.

That’s it for this very belated April update.  Funny, everything’s different now, especially now that we’re having some actual HOT weather (80F right now at 2pm April 25).  Excellent excuse for a new post!

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