More Images of Spring
Allium bulgaricum Nectaroscordum. After I took this photo and viewed it on the computer screen, I noticed the bells seem to have a wonderful glow which I was not aware of when taking the picture.
Similarly this unknown variety of Salvia glows with the same light.
One of the numerous columbines we seemed to have collected. I especially like the up facing flowers on this one.
Jacob's Ladder, Polemonium 'Bressingham Purple'. It was a mistake to have bought several of these plants. They are all leggy and the flower stalks readily fall over even in full sun. They have been planted in part sun but I put one out in full sun anyway and it seems to be the best one of the lot.
Maianthemum racemosum "(Treacleberry, False Solomon's Seal, or False Spikenard)".
We purchased this plant at a wildflower preserve plant sale. The flowers are small and insignificant but it will be interesting to see how this plant will do after a year in the ground.
The first of the Oriental poppies to bloom. (Papaver orientale) 'Cedric Morris', salmon pink?
Anemone canadensis? This is a prolific spreader of seeds. Many new plants are coming up so I'll have to do some hoeing to get rid of them. Each plant has a small solitary flower at the terminal end of the plant.
First of the 'Home Run' roses to bloom.
Our biggest Rhododendron in full bloom. Rosebay Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum)'roseum'?
Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko' growing happily now that I've moved it from an overcrowded location.
And our freebie rose looking like it should be in a Dutch master painting.