More, more, more
Crabapple 'Flame'? Our beloved cat is buried under this tree - literally. We dug a hole, wrapped him in a shroud, buried and planted the tree on top of him. We always refer to the tree as Wiley's tree although we use his nickname which I will not divulge.
Tradescantia, spiderwort. This yellow leafed form caught my eye. The blue flowers against the yellow background of leaves was quite arresting.
Here's some interesting information about Tradescantia from Wikipedia: "The cells of the stamen hairs of some Tradescantia are colored blue, but when exposed to sources of ionizing radiation such as gamma rays, the cells mutate and change color to pink; they are one of the few tissues known to serve as an effective bioassay for ambient radiation levels."
Heavenly blue Lithodora, Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'.
Epimedium. I don't know the name of this one offhand. I seem to remember buying about 10 different ones last year so I'll have to see if I can't find the old purchase list.
One of the few remaining flowers of the Magnolia 'Butterflies'. This years flowering time was truncated by unusually warm weather.
Another photo of the Japanese quince 'Toyo Nishiki' showing the various colors of the flowers from white and pink to red.
The first 'Angelique' tulip. This is usually a very late blooming variety but it's already blooming right on the heels of the earliest blooming ones.
Chinese Redbud, Cercis chinensis. This tree is more shrublike and doesn't grow as fast or as large as the C. canadensis, Eastern redbuds.
Grape hyacinths, Muscari.
Pulsatilla, Pasque flower looks really great this year. It seems the color is a richer purple than previous years. Now classified as part of the Anemone family.
Weird tulips with tightly bunched multiple petals. The flowers don't open much more than those in the photo so they look like colorful artichoke. We have to stop buying these Sam's bargain bulbs!
White Rhododendron. The Rhodies are blooming about 2 weeks or more ahead of time.
Red dogwood. Cornus florida.
A gaudy tulip.