Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Primrose In My Spring Garden

In the spring when these delicate flowers appear, my garden is illuminated. For a long time people have allocated Primrose (Primula) among many beautiful plants. This is surprising when we recall that most of primulas are modest little plants with small flowers. According to the Old Norse sagas, these primrose flowers are the keys of the Goddess of Fertility, which she opens the spring.


Most of primulas grow wild in Asia, the Himalayas and western China, in wet areas, along the banks of mountain streams and springs. Primroses grow and thrive in such a harsh environment, where other plants can't grow.


Primula has solitary flowers in some species, or the flowers may be collected in inflorescence in other varieties, they are of different colors, monochromatic as well as bi-color, often with the center. Usually primroses bloom in early spring.
For years some species of primulas have been grown indoors as potted plants. Currently it is primula common grown and sold in small containers or baskets.


Moist, well-drained soil that's what they need. I planted the first primroses near the rhododendrons.
Especially primrose requires a lot of moisture in the spring. At this time in the mountains, where they came from, the snow melts and the plants are literally swimming in the water, so they are not afraid of cold spring water.


I love that the primrose does not require much care. The soil should always be moist and friable. In soft ground the roots of young rosettes grow faster. I fertilize my primroses three times in the summer, with other plants.
Most primulas are hardy, they rarely freeze and keep decorative effect even with minimal care.






44 comments:

  1. Wow, Nadezda - your primroses are gorgeous! They pair very well with the rhodos and probably other spring flowers as they emerge. Happy GBBD!

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    1. I wait for rhodos blooming now, Astrid. The primroses colors go well with rhodos flowers, you're right!
      Thank you1

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  2. Hello Nadezda

    Great pictures you visewr of some beautiful auricles / primroses.
    I have for approx. 30 years ago got a showaurikel of my mother - it has multiplied so today I ha rca. 30 of the.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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    1. Interesting history of Frederic canal, thank you for sharing, Hanne Bente!
      I'm glad you have many primroses in your garden,
      Happy belated GBBD!

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  3. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    Great primroses. It's very graceful spring flowers.
    You have a beautiful varieties and colors.
    I regret very much that I'm already overblown.
    I wish you all that is good.
    Yours.
    Lucia

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    1. Hi, Lucia!
      The first spring flowers bloom very fast, it's true. Take care, thank you!

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  4. Primroses are such pretty and cheerful flowers! They start blooming here in February if the weather is mild and are a happy reminder that spring is just around the corner. They are still blooming in my garden four months later. Happy gardening, Nadezda!

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    1. Peter, you are right! Primroses remind of spring, as other early bulb flowers. Thank you!

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  5. Sigues compartiendo una preciosa primavera llena de belleza y color.
    La imagen 7 tiene un "inquilino" extra, comiendo su almuerzo:))
    Un beso.

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    1. Tu has visto a una araña pequeña! Pienso que sí, ella estaba de almuerzo en la flor. Gracias, Laura.M!

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  6. Your primroses are so pretty. The last one has such a beautiful color. I love the yellow eye in the middle of that deep purple.

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    1. Holley, these purple primroses go well with rhododendrons, I planted them together.
      Thank you!

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  7. I have never grown primroses, but your pretty shots of them are making me reconsider. They are charming!

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  8. You have so many and beautiful primoses in your garden! I have none sofar. Thanks for all the information! I think I might try Primroses on some spots in the garden next year.
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Hi, Marian!
      Of course, try some of them, the best are white, I think. Thank you!

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  9. I agree with you totally, primroses are beautiful! I like them all, the yellow simple Primula vulgaris or the more spectacular or showy striped or frilly or double primrose. Love the all, can't get enough :-) Happy GBBD!

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    1. Helene, I love them all as well!
      Thank you!

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  10. You have so many beautiful colors of primrose! I would like to add some to my garden but I'm not sure if they will like it here, since it is sometimes hot and dry in the summer. Maybe I will try to keep them watered and see how they do - they are so fresh and cheerful looking, like spring.

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    1. Rebecca, primroses need much water in spring only. I think if you water them in spring they will be OK in summer.
      Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful. You have so many primroses! I especially like that white one! Happy gardening, Nadezda!

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    1. So do I, Satu! I don't see it in my garden and suddenly: so nice blooming, white with yellow eye flowers.
      Thank you!

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  12. Dear Nadezda,wonderful Primroses you have in your garden!!Very beautiful flowers and preety colours too!!Great pictures and close ups!
    Have a lovely week!
    Dimi..

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    1. Happy belated Blooming Day, Dimi!

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  13. You have primrose a lot, they are lovely! But the white one is my favorite:) As you said, we don't much care about primrose, so we can easily grow!Thank you for sharing, have a lovely day:)

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    1. We have a lot to do in spring garden so when primrose's blooming I think: how nice, growing easy, a minimum care,pretty flower!
      Thank you, Keity!

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  14. I always forget how bright and beautiful these flowers are, always a joy to see :)

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    1. They are so nice in spring, after the white winter. Thank you, Rosemary!

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  15. Lovely. You have such a beautiful array of colors with the primroses!

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    1. Hi, sweetbay!
      Primroses are simple and modest flowers, I love they don't need much care.
      Thank you!

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  16. I have only a few primroses, but want to add more I love them so much. I love your purple and white ones especially.

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    1. I love these purple as well because they are enough diehard; I often step on them near rhododendrons, but these primulas continue to bloom!
      Thank you, Jennifer!

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  17. You have such a pretty collection of primroses, Nadezda! I planted a few several years ago, not realizing they perennial. Their bright, cheery blooms are now a welcome sight every spring.

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    1. Yes, they are ones of the first blooming flowers in my garden as well!
      Thank you, Rose!

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  18. Thanks for your comment on my blog - Nadezda.
    It was a "long" trip - also because we went far ...... but nice, was "a little" tired, but is roughly conditioning because I get exercise every day (cycles / and walk with my dog ​​Tilde) wish you a good afternoon :) Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. You're taking care of your health, well done! I'm lazy for getting exercise every day :((.
      Thank you, Hanne Bente!

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  19. Primroses are such beautiful little flowers, and you have some lovely varieties. A true sign that Spring is on it's way when they start to appear.

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    1. You are right, Paula, every spring, when I see blooming primroses, I know: spring is here.
      Thank you1

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  20. Primroses are such enjoyable little flowers and it's wonderful how hardy they can be. I particularly like the ones with the taller flower stalks but I haven't seen those in awhile.

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    1. I love all varieties of prumulas,
      thank you, Barb!

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  21. So many beautiful primroses, Nadezda! You are quite the gardener. Very lovely!

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