I'm always giddy about gardening but this year, with everything shaping up so early, I'm like a cat in a mouse factory! And of course, it doesn't hurt that there is so much pink going on. I'm not talking about pink flowers but pink other parts. Here is an example:
|Look at the luscious petioles on this Euphorbia NOID. (I think it was once a 'Blackbird' but sort of reverted.|
The weather gods have been so kind to us here in the Pacific Northwest. Typically the white-flowered lilac bush (pictured below) is in full bloom on my hubby's birthday... April 15th. But you can see here that blossoms are present. Three weeks early.
|Not the best photo... but you can see the white lilacs.|
|Look at the colors on this wire vine. (Muehlenbeckia axilaris 'Tri-Color')|
|These leaves are teensy-tiny, about the size of your pinkie fingernail. It took about six-thousand tries for|
me to get two decent photos. Don't you love digital photography?
|Lonicera periclymenum 'Harlequin'|
|Heuchera 'Green Spice'|
|Persicaria 'Painter's Palette'|
|Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'|
|Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'|
|Hypericum x moserianum 'Tri-Color'|
|But I'm perfectly fine with plants that don't have any pink. For instance, |
this Solomon's Seal (Polygonum sp.) looks so elegant unfolding her pure green finery.
And finally a few spring bloomers...
|Lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Reginald Kaye') and Corydalis flexuosa 'Blackberry Wine'|
|My tiny Kalmiopsis leachiana is blooming.|
|Finally, my favorite Daffy is blooming right now. Narcissus 'Geranium' has the sweetest fragrance.|