Before and between some of the rain drops, here is a little more of the bits of spring garden explosion going on. You can almost hear the blossoms popping.
This is from Garden Import - rather than eat it, the squirrels have the name tag and taken it to one of those big maps in their underground headquarters (a la James Bond or those WWII films) to show the team where the really tasty stuff is. Hope they let it be - if it looks this cool closed, just imagine what it will look like when it's open.
I put in a veggie garden this week - my plan is that it must be attractive and delicious. Will write more about this at some later point.
Two beauty shots of Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'. It looks far blu-er in the photos than in real life. This veronica is a tiny one - in my garden about 10 cm (4"), although it looks much taller here.
The Berberis is in bloom. You have to flip over the branches to get a good look.
Deutzia 'Chardonnay Pearls' - a very small well behaved and pleasant little deutzia.Bergenia isn't one of my favourites, the leaves get all nasty and ratty over the winter - but at this time of year - what a great colour.
OOOOOO those two colours clash. I promise you that this Epimedium is in the backyard. My favourite - anything that approximates the colour of Baby Aspirin automatically wins a spot in my garden.
Little drop of water on top of the petals on top of the leaf.I'm having fun photographing the Clemmies - who knew some of them were so hairy?
A much better shot of the Trillium - as promised.
Next to Baby Aspirin orange, this coral is right at the top of my colour-love list.
There are many plants that aren't as commonly grown as they should be. Hamamelis is one of those plants - the first to bloom in March - great fall colour - and look at how neat the branches and leaves are - a really good plant.
The leaves almost look like green feathers.
Phlox divaricata 'Dirago Ice' has a lovely scent. Looks good pared with yellow or bright chartreuse to show the delicate blue.
Mahonia flowers.....it was such a benevolent winter - the plant is full of blossoms.
This is Heuchera 'Georgia Peach' - obviously having a hot flash.
I don't often take a photo from this angle - it's from the sidewalk looking north/west. Those lily-flowered tulips are some of my favs.