Wednesday, March 6, 2013


This group of iris close to the house is now in full bloom. They have benefitted from some extra care and attention in the form of water.

The first blooms on our native columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha var. Hinkleyana.

In the English garden the Carolina jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens above the hand-me-down dovecote that one graced Pam Penick's garden. Thank you Pam.

Species tulip, Tulipa clusiana Cynthia. These naturalizing tulip are so tough I wonder why I don't have more of them.

Clusters of Ipheion. I need more of these too.

Clumps of my favorite alyssum in the gravel paths.

And the true flowers on the gopher plant. Little dots of red.

That special time of year has begun; the time when every day brings a new bloom.


  1. Enjoying your low light angle and spring green-up. And columbines already?

  2. Oh, my. You have so much going on already.
    We're still having some mornings in the 20s. There is only some new growth on things, and some of that has been burned. Hope no permanent damage.

    I'm wondering why I don't have some of those tulips. Another one for the list.

  3. Gorgeous photos! An absolute feast for the eyes!

  4. Your spring garden is so pretty and colorful. Naturalizing tulips are a great idea for our climate.