I happen to be fond of white flowers, so there are lots of them in my garden. Perhaps the showiest is the Clematis armandii when it engulfs the front deck.
Just about the time snowdrops stop blooming, up pop the windflowers, Anemone blanda ‘Alba’.
As ‘Janet’ reaches full bloom, she loses her early blush to become pure white.
Pears, cherries and plums are blooming now.
I only just discovered that there are wild strawberries blooming under the front cedars.
Fragrant little Narcissus ‘Thalia’ is one of the last of the daffys to bloom.
I love this little bud vase, because I can bring a stem or two into the house to enjoy without seriously impacting the outdoor show.
Trilliums transplanted from our woods are finally settling in.
I understand why people with smaller gardens complain about these two vigorous spreaders (scilla and forget-me-not), but here they are welcome. They cover up all traces of the dying foliage of the tete a tete daffodils.
Not everything is white around here. The tiniest of the daffys is pale yellow ‘Haworthia’, here surrounded by Veronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’.
Tulipa ‘Fire Queen’ comes along just as ‘Shakespeare’ finishes.
A favorite of mine is Fritillaria meleagris.
Ceanothus ‘Blue Jeans’ is just getting going, soon to result in clouds of blue.
Fragraria ‘Lipstick’ quickly spreads to form a ground cover dotted with bright pink blossoms.
Then there are the romantic, old-fashioned standbys like Dicentra spectabilis…
and lilacs. One whiff and I’m a child again, romping in my gram’s unkempt yard. I’ll draw the line here, even though I could go on and on. It is April, after all. For more, visit our gracious hostess, Carol, at May Dreams Gardens.