Sunday, April 10, 2011

First shoots

The winter aconite peaked while I was away. Early March brought the first of the miniature daffodils in the front garden,

the hellebores in all their glory,


and the first year of the chionodoxa under the oakleaf hydrangeas in the corner. I feared that the flooding that plagues that corner might have made the bulbs rot, but as usual I was simply too impatient. Not quite a sea of gentian blue, but over the years I hope it will have the same effect as Mom's sea of blue under the crabapple.

More emerging shoots:
oakleaf hydrangea

bluebells (mertensia) blue

and white

anemone blanda under the oak tree

sweet woodruff whorls

and the foliage of bleeding hears.

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