Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I'm So Excited!

I really am. I love this time of year. Yesterday the weather was perfect for puttering. I spent the entire afternoon moving existing plants around to make room for new plants waiting on my patio, all the while discovering new growth popping up here and there while listening to the birds twittering. Pure bliss!

Today it's raining. Perfect for watering everything in.

And now,  a few photos.

I bought this wildflower, Grass Widow, last year. I planted it in a pot and look at it now! I'm so pleased.

Olsynium douglasii or Grass Widow

Generally I'm not a fan of yellow flowers but these early Cowslips (Primula) make me happy.

Primula veris

The fragrance wafting from the Star Magnolia blossoms was really pleasant.

Blurry photo of Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' blossom and buds.

My very first spring-blooming Clematis is almost ready.

Clematis macropetala 'Markam's Pink' buds!

A volunteer lungwort, Pulmonaria 'Reginald Kaye'

The first tiny red flower bud on Ribes speciosa. I am so excited!

More bulbs to plant. Thank you Costco!

Helleborus foetidus bloom with Nandina foliage color echo.

I never noticed the unique yellow coloring on this red-barked Cornus. Pretty cool, isn't it?
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

I hope spring is happening in your neck of the woods. Any surprises to report?