Spring has arrived at last! I'm glad spring waited for me while I was out of the country. Perusing last year's blog postings I see she is about a month late to my Pennsylvania garden. But the cold temperatures, followed by a record rain, have ended, and I can enjoy some spring blooms and start the spring clean-up.
First, let's see what is blooming. The forsythia is renowned for ushering in spring and the shrub along Bluebell Creek is magnificent again. That is a close-up of it's blooms in the picture above.
I found primroses that I don't remember planting in the shade garden. I love this particular blue -- a wonderful, spring surprise.
|Primrose, Primula vulgaris|
My yellow primroses are in bloom, too, but the daffodils by the front fence are quite faded, now.
My favorite double daffodil, however, is still in full glory. I show this on my blog every year because I love it so much.
|Daffodil, Narcissus sp.|
Another find -- this clump of hellebores in the Woodland Walk.
|Hellebore Helleborus x hybridus|
My old friend 'Ivory Prince' is strutting it's stuff in the shade garden.
|Hellebore, Helleborus 'Ivory Prince'|
H.H. opened the pond while I was away and the lovely weeping cherry nearby is in full bloom for the first time. I planted it last spring after we planted the cherry tree in England in honor of my mother. This tree is my American reminder of her.
|Snow fountain cherry Prunus x 'Snofozam'|
I tend to show many of the same blooms every year, so it is refreshing to share the first pictures of my exquisite cherry blossom.
We are heading for blue skies ...
|Eastern White Pine, Pinus strobus|
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