April 13, 2014
The crocuses were blooming a week ago and I am finally getting pictures posted to have a record of how late they were this year. Spring is definitely here, though freezing weather and possibly some stray snow has been forecast for tomorrow, so it is a little early for planting. The birds are building nests and things are greening up.
One of my favorite flowers in the garden is this white daffodil, which opened yesterday. It is ready for the first bees. Yesterday I was cutting back ornamental grasses and a big bee surprised me by flying out of the center of the grass stalks. Did I wake it up…?
Another white flower is this white crocus. This is one of the earlier snow crocuses, I think.
By the time I wandered back into the garden this spring these tiny snow crocuses were pretty much finished blooming.
This later purple crocus seems more substantial. I love the design on the petals.
Yellow crocuses come up through dragon’s blood sedum.
From the kitchen I can see the mini daffodils that have opened this week, cheering up a drab landscape. Soon the viburnum bushes will make that area very shady, but this time of year it gets full sun.
Here is a close up of these cute little daffodils.
The standard daffodils are opening up around the yard, too.
Anemone. Yesterday as I was cleaning up I noticed some leaves that I did not recognize. Later I saw this cute flower above some of the same leaves and remembered that I planted some mixed color anemones last fall. So far only the blue ones have bloomed. They are very tiny but a welcome addition to the garden.