Happy to be Alive

Rescued bulbs Every spring the gardener at my office will plant flower bulbs around the base of trees that line up in front of the office.  The bulbs vary from year to year, from tulips to daffodils to hyacinths.  They look lovely in those little patches on the sidewalk.  After a month passes, the flowers... Continue Reading →

Another spring blossom

Rock Garden Iris They have been pushing their leaves up above ground for a couple of weeks and finally opened up.  A beautiful deep blue with yellow blotches, an Iris called Harmony (I. reticulata Harmony) is another flower that blossoms in early spring, and this little beauty is only 4" above ground.  Cute little thing. I remember... Continue Reading →

Spring is in the garden

Snowdrops A sure sign that spring is coming is when the little Common Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) push themselves up above ground.  Our Common Snowdrops have already blossomed with white delicate flowers like little lanterns shining spring light.  Don't let the delicate looking petals fool you, they are tougher than they look.  I used to rush to look... Continue Reading →

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