A supremely spring-like day yesterday stirred a few of the garden’s early achievers and an early morning rain today left them freshly washed.
Daffodils suddenly are awake all around the garden. These are Narcissus ‘King Alfred’.
This little blue friend still could use a bath. It was a muddy job pushing its way out into the sunlight. Pseudomuscari azureum (syn. Muscari azureum), the azure grape hyacinth features a bright blue color with a darker blue stripe on each flower. In the Pseudomuscari genus the mouth of the flowers is shaped like an open bell, rather than narrowing the way it does on Muscari.
Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ opened just overnight it seems.
An inexpensive impulse purchase from the grocery store last fall yielded just one crocus but it has a delicious color.
Euphorbia has been nice in the garden all winter.
Hellebores are blooming well at last. These were planted about 14 years ago when we first moved in.
Some hyacinths from last year have yet to return but a group of H. orientalis ‘Woodstock’ pushed up way too early into a cold, brutal world. Surprisingly they seem to be recovering.