Friday, April 2, 2021

It never really feels like Spring until the Daffodils bloom!

Right now it is peak daffodil time in my garden. It’s too cold to sit out and enjoy the show, but I take a break from my spring cleaning every hour or so and walk around the garden. It’s also peak hellebore time.

Hellebores are amazing flowers. They comeback year after year—-each year bigger and more beautiful. They power through ice and snow and sometimes are in bloom for two months or more. The flowers don’t get hideously ugly when they’ve finished blooming like daffodils often do. Hellebore flowers just quietly fade away.

Then there are the so-called minor bulbs; they may be minor in size but when planted in mass, they sure have a major impact. Right now little blue scilla and chionodoxa are popping up everywhere in my garden.
blue scilla

The hyacinths with their specatacular fragarance are beginning. The most beautiful hyacinth of all, Miss Saigon:

I am so looking forward to next week's warm-up so I can get to the spring clean-up I truly enjoy--the one desperately needed in my garden.

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