Just in time to divert my attention from another day of discovering losses from this awful winter, such as the tree peony that was heaved and snapped at the base from the heavy snow (I'm guessing), or the complete disregard by the rabbits for the life of any living plant, Spring arrived.
Time to take a breath, enjoy, and really get to work.
|Out front, under the dappled shade of the rather large ornamental cherry's branches, the Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) has really spread out nicely. There are so many new plants this year, and they are just barely beginning to open.|
|I love the delicate purple veining on this crocus.|
|The Iris reticulata was just beginning to open on Sunday.|
|Most of the peonies are sending their shoots skyward.|
|All of the allium are looking great. I swear several that we just planted last Fall multiplied over the Winter.|
|Junior really was no help at all on Sunday. But, then, who can blame him? There was swinging to be done!|
|Some old hyacinths are popping up in the Vegetable Garden. Planted years ago strictly for cutting, they have weakened a bit the past few seasons. The addition of compost last year might have given them a little boost.|
|Both of the hellebores are looking good. The old leaves should be trimmed back soon.|
|The snowdrops have really been a happy addition this Spring. I can't believe it took me this long to plant some!|
|Such interesting, seemingly delicate, little flowers.|
|So close to open! I'm sure we will have blooms by the weekend.|
|I'm very excited (I really say that too often, but I am) about the primroses. All three little plants, bought on the clearance rack, are growing well and covered in buds!|
|Every year we scatter the columbine seeds after they have dried on the stem. And every year we are rewarded with more and more new plants popping up.|