“A Few First of the Year Bloomers”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Warmer temperatures are on the way for this coming week, but already there are early spring bloomers showing up.
I noticed the first wild violet while strolling around today. I know many people dislike them because they can be so invasive, but we don’t have a problem with them. Just a few show up in the lawn here and there, and the sweet little flowers are welcomed.
The first of the oxalis has shown up. Now, this has become a very invasive weed in the garden. While I do think the flowers are pretty, they are, for the most part, not worth it. The only way to really get rid of this weed is to dig it up and remove the little bulbs. I have had oxalis grow up through ten inches of pine mulch, so heavy mulching won’t help, and I don’t use herbicides. But, with only one showing up among the agapanthus when there are few other flowers showing, I can appreciate the bloom, however, that won’t save it. Next time I am in the garden, out it goes.