The bed of grape hyacinths doubled, and now they are growing right before my eyes. The growth was a great and lovely surprise.
These snow drops lived up to their name and shone through a snowfall. Just a small snowfall, but still.
Don’t ask me to discuss nomenclature of daffodils and jonquils. I am just enjoying groups of these sunny flowers that I rather carelessly planted here and there. Lucky for me they are coming into bloom at different times. The snowdrops and grape hyacinths give their all at once.
Pieris Japonica is a seven foot shrub in front of our house. It loves the shade and starts to bloom early in April. It would be blooming even more if I had managed to prune of spent flowers in late summer. It is a tedious job, and my arms get so sore reaching up to clip the spent blossoms. I should mention it is wonderfully fragrant. I promise to do better this year.
Snowdrops and grape hyacinths, daffodils and pieris – all are encouraging me to believe that soon I will be surrounded by flowers. How is your garden doing?
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Oh yes, it is encouraging, isn’t it? I agree–the daffodils really cheer me up, and they’re lasting so long this year because of our cool, slow spring.
Beth – This morning we have a gentle rain. This is very nice because yesterday I planted 3 hellebores in a new bed and transplanted some epimediums and astilbe from crowded clumps to keep them company. It looks quite nice.