The Super Abundance of Spring
I believe this is a species tulip, Tulipa clusiana but I'm not sure. I bought a bunch a few years ago but this is the only one remaining. A shame because it is a rather beautiful one.
New leaves of the Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'.
Rhododenrons are doing wonderfully this year. I think the wet winter had a lot to do with the abundance of flowers this spring.
This is the species Brunnera macrophylla. I thought I lost it since it died back in early summer but fortunately it's a lot tougher plant than thought.
A delicate yellow Rhododendron.
The Osmanthus barely made it through the winter because the plant was heaved out of the ground by the frost and was lying on its side until I replanted it. Surprisingly it is blooming now but I don't smell much of a scent.
I love this delicate, almost translucent, tiny, white flowered Rhododendron. We bought it at an American Rhododendron sale but the bargain plant didn't have a name.
A white Rhododendron. The buds are pink and turn white when the flower opens. It gives a nice two toned look to the shrub.
Red dogwood flowers.
Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum shoots looking like they are being charmed by a fakir.
One of the many Phalaenopsis, moth orchids blooming now.
The redbuds are blooming profusely this year. They are quite a sight to behold.
The Jacob's Ladder, Polemonium I planted last year is just starting to bloom.
White dogwood, Cornus florida.
The long awaited Epimedium Alpinum 'Shrimp Girl' is starting to bloom. I'm a little disappointed the flowers aren't a little larger. I thought the shrimp part of the name referred to the cooked shrimp like color but it may actually refer to the size of the blooms! :) Hopefully in a few days the flowers will fill out.
The multi-petaled Kwanza cherries are just starting to bloom. It is nice that these bloom after the Yoshino so the flowering season is continuous and extended.
The white Rhododendron again.
An early Viburnum.
Another photo of this primrose. I'm more impressed each time I pass by. The plant seems to be covered with more flowers each time and the heady fragrance is very lovely.
The 'Angelique' peony tulip.
Our small but beautiful Japanese maple 'Beni Kawa'.
One of our large coral bark Japanese maples 'Sango kaku'.
Japanese maple 'Katsura' showing off its fine new leaves.
Finally a yellow leafed form of barberry or I guess gold leafed is more correct. Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'.