A drizzly morning is good for the garden and good for garden photos. In bloom today, after a very warm week last week and just a bit of welcome rain this week, are:
grape hyacinths – modest little bulbs but I want to add more for a sea of blue. I like the contrast with the red blossoms from the maple.
hellebore – one of the most satisfying of perennials, these come in several colors and postures
daffodils – the cutting garden is doing well (I’ve already cut several dozen in the last few days), and more are in bloom under the oak tree and outside the shed. I need some in the front garden.
chionodoxa – my plan for a sea of blue under the hydrangeas is slow to mature, but I’ll keep adding bulbs each year
speaking of blue, the blue anemones seem to be the only ones to survive. They do well in sun and are not showing at their best on this cloudy morning. They would look great under the maple tree. Next year?
and finally, leucojum ‘Snowflake’ – this one is in the bed with Bishops weed, so I rooted out both the weed and some of the leucojum a year or two back. It seems to be thriving again. It makes a very sweet tiny bouquet that allows you to see the delicate green lines on each petal.
And, of course, dandelions, myrtle and forsythia, all appreciated but too common to record. Otherwise, plenty of buds are swelling – not just the maple but also the bottlebrush buckeye and the hydrangeas.