Spring once again
My head is suffering from all the pollen in the air, and the brief showers we’ve gotten don’t seem to be removing any of the offending particles, but the neighborhood is pretty to look at. I took some photos in the yard this morning, and now I’m sharing them with you.
First up (of course), a lovely double daffodil in the front bed.
For my mom, hyacinths. (I also have white and purple ones blooming.)
The scillas are trying to escape the planting bed; at least a dozen of them are scattered around the lawn.
The dicentras (bleeding hearts) are just starting to bloom at the back of the bed.
The lightest hellebore in the bed.
The mid-tone hellebore.
The darkest of my hellebores.
Close-up of a maroon hellebore flower with light coming through from the back.
The peonies are just starting to grow, making a nice color contrast with the grape hyacinths.
And, as with last winter, the deer grazed the rhododendron back to bare branches, seen here surrounded by daffodils.
How’s your yard looking this April?