Just a few weeks ago the early Spring bulbs were just beginning to push up out of the ground. Time flies so fast! I think we are really beginning to do a good job of planting for a succession of blooms. Sure, most of the daffodils bloom in about the same 1-2 week period, but some start a bit earlier, some a bit later, and some are actually just starting! The same is true with the tulips. It seems all of the striped tulips we planted, no matter the location, were the last to bloom. Maybe I should just pay more attention to what I'm planting.
Anyway, here's a look back at how quickly things change. Especially when you get a little heatwave.
|The river of blue muscari lining the Shade Garden. It grows thicker every year.|
|This picture was taken on April 27. Wait until you see the "Ten Days Later" pic.|
|These frittilaria Uva-vulpis was something I had forgotten I planted. There were three little groupings of them and they were a nice surprise.|
|Love these double daffodils. They looked great once the red and yellow striped tulips opened.|
|Next up were the peach and darker rose-purple colored tulips. Everything else was still pretty low to the ground, just beginning to come up.|
|These played off the pink/peach centered daffodils on both sides of the path through the Shade Garden. Boy I need to mulch!|
|The Solomon's Seal making an appearance for a second year!|
|One day the Shade Garden was just starting to leaf out. The lily-of-the-valley had appeared slowly, and the the heatwave arrived and...|
|The Canadian wild ginger is spreading nicely. There are two clumps on either side of the bath that will begin to create a nice ground cover.|
|I can't wait to see the new tree peony bloom!|
|Names, names, names. I'm not good with names. I'm liking the way this unknown hosta looks, though!|
|And just as the tulips and daffodils fade, aside from the mini 'Cheerfulness' daffodils in the background, the allium begin to bloom. Here we go for round two! Or three? I've lost track.|