A really for real What’s Blooming post! I can’t tell you how happy I am to see the blooms and the green lawns and the tiny, tiny buds on the trees. The temps have just gotten to a level where now things are really starting to take off.
Tulips on parade!
I have hyacinths, which look strange this year. This patch of the garden had ice on it for longer than the rest and maybe that stunted them.
Apricot Dreams. These are the longest lasting of my tulips. These are at least 5 years old.
They have an unsual purple tint underneath the apricot which only shows up on cloudy days:
You can see the butterfly bush in the background there. I thought for sure it was dead. It wakes late, but usually I see signs of life by this time of year. Yesterday I saw the tiniest of buds at the bottom, so maybe all is not lost. It doesn’t look great, but I really don’t want to have to replace that big bush. It’s too big a part of the garden to leave a hole, so I will just hope it grows strong enough.
My shade garden is finally starting to grow. I even cleaned it up!
All 9 Astilbes made it – yay! I think I only lost a couple plants from this horrid winter, so I count myself lucky.
And on orchid watch:
Squeee!! This thing is taking forever LOL! I am so excited to see what color it is.