to summer here or so it seems. A lush fullness has appeared on the trees & shrubbery with green now the predominant color (instead of that drab winter brown). How does that seem to happen almost overnight? I have to say, the transformation is making me incredibly happy! :-) I love seeing patio umbrellas and garden furniture sprinkled around the neighborhood again, including in my own garden. Our container water feature has been reassembled and serenades us now in the mornings and evenings ~ another sign of the season. That soothing sound is intensely welcome as well as warm enough temperatures to leave the screen door open (all the better to enjoy the splashing symphony from indoors.)
In view of the changes, I thought I should post more spring photos before summer is officially "on" and spring officially "over." You might remember the photo I posted of my back fence corner last fall (with the nannyberry ~ Viburnum lentago ~ and aspen tree:)
I thought it would be fun to show you the same view in spring:
Photo above was snapped a week or so ago when the perfume was at it's height. Beautiful in every season, right?
Under the lilac bushes, more 'Tsar Peter' Greggi tulips are blooming in the "fairy garden:"
As well as my little clump of Virginia bluebells (thanks again to Shady Gardener for sharing them.) The Greggi tulips are later opening here then in the front bed (where they get more sun). I hadn't thought how the varied amount of sunlight would prolong their blooming period when I planted them in scattered locations. Now I'm glad about that happy accident!
Fritillaria 'persica' is in full bloom under the Nannyberry bush ~ it's been difficult for me to take a really fabulous photo it it for some reason??
Maybe because it's so tall, the blooms intermingling enough with the shrub blossoms, it distracts the eye?? I will try harder because it's certainly an imposing bulb, deserving to be showcased much better than I've done here.
Around front, I have to share another photo of Primula japonica "Miller's crimson' blooming by the pond.
It's been just spectacular this year. I might just have to add more...
I love the lighter pink shade (you may have guessed!)
The Koi in the pond are getting some size to them finally.
I only added my little pond two years ago and they were purchased at that time measuring only about two inches long. A couple are now about seven inches (I'm guessing). I'm happy the herons haven't discovered them yet and that I've been able to overwinter them successfully. Now I'm hoping for babies! How far fetched would that be??
Now I'm off to do a bit of planting ~ my Mother's Day present to myself! I hope all the mother's reading my blog will enjoy a wonderful day too. We deserve it, right?!!