More of Spring's Abundance
Tulipa Species 'dasystemon tarda'
Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis. Strangely the two flowered photo is of a rootstock that's at least 3 years in the ground yet such a paucity of blooms although the flowers are much larger than most. The first photo is a rhizome I planted a couple of falls ago and it bloomed for the first time last year with 3 flowers. It outdid itself this year with many more blooms.
Another photo of the Yoshino cherry.
Peach blossoms. The flowers on this tree are very beautiful and I would plant this tree for the blossoms only. But this tree also produces very good quality fruit. Unfortunately without insecticidal spraying the bugs sting it unmercifully . This year I intend to remove most of the fruit and will spray with neem oil to see if I can't get some unblemished good sized fruit.
Two more photos of the Japanese quince 'Toyo Nishiki'.
A common supermarket, garden center primrose. The primroses are spectacular this year. This yellow one has really wonderful fragrance to boot. A very lovely plant indeed.
This combination of Virginia bluebells and daffodils caught my eye. A serendipitous juxaposition.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'.
Bloodroots all wrapped up. I thought this was a funny picture so I included it.
With 3 consecutive 80+ degree days some of our Rhododendrons have started to bloom prematurely. We have a local garden featuring Rhododendrons and Azaleas. They usually open their display on Mother's Day but the plants may be all bloomed out by then.
More bloodroots. Can you tell I like 'em? :) I'll have to remember they look especially nice when planted next to rocks.
Three photos of the delicate flowers of the Serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis? aka shadbush, juneberry, shadblow. Shadblow because the flowers appear when the shad (fish) are running up river.
This strangely colored tulip is among those blooming now.