Skip to main content

Early Spring

These crocuses are our first blooms of spring. They are in the front border and they are the Pickwick variety. Such joy at seeing their cheery, strong striped petals after the long brutal winter. Realized that these are "our crocuses",  for the first time I was not admiring someone else's in a city garden. Such a joy!

Along with the crocuses, Scilla Siberica and Glory of the Snow appeared in semi-circles around Bartholomew and Hickory, the large Burr Oak and Shagbark Hickory (we've named most of our large trees) on either side of the front yard. 

Comments

  1. Hello Sherry,
    Your crocus and scilla looks more beautiful in the garden. When mine are out of flowers I plant them in my garden. Hope they will survey there.
    gr. Marijke

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Spring Bride Duet

For a wedding gift to me, my husband bought me the Spring Bride Duet - a combination of Cosmopolitan Darwin Hybrid tulips and Stainless Daffodils. We planted them in the fall of 2015, and they have faithfully come up each year. I thought the daffodils and tulips were a good combination for us in case the deer ate the tulips, the daffodils would still be standing. Also, tulips can fade over time but daffodils multiply. So far, both have come up faithfully, and beautifully, each year, and the deer have left them alone. I would buy Darwin Hybrids again - they have really strong stems and huge flowers! The Cospmopolitans color changes over the time they are up. They come up a pale peach/pink, and then slowly shift to a brighter pinkish/red.




Busy Bees

We took a walk through the conservation land behind the house, and found that while we were taking a respite, others were very hard at work harvesting pollen from the Prairie Asters:




Such a beautiful office to work in:

Moondance Roses

Two are blooming so beautifully right now. They captivated me for an afternoon, taking pictures of them from all angles.

The Russian Sage is framing them so nicely, and doesn't seem to interfere with their growth, it seems to almost protect them.