Running late, because WordPress was protecting me from unknown threats. That’s OK because it freed up my weekend to get out there and start weeding. I have several patches of these wonderfully fragrant violets.
The purple ones are on purpose, but white ones, equally fragrant, carpet several areas of their own accord. They make sweet little bouquets to bring that heavenly scent indoors.
The first daffys to put in an appearance are the diminutive ‘Tete a tete’.
I’m cheating here, because they have already gone over and are covered in pollen (achoo), but I was thrilled to have a few pussy willows for the first time this year.
Another sneeze producer, the catkins of hazel and alder create a scrim at the edge of our property.
The snow drops have been going strong for a couple of months, but still sport a few photogenic blooms.
I don’t share the widespread enthusiasm for Hellebores, but they are said to work well as an underplanting with Rhodys so I guess I’ll try it.
Most of what is blooming now is at ground level. Forsythia is an exception.
You have to look closely to even see the diminutive blossoms on the native huckleberry. I have high hopes that they will result in berries. Dare I hope for enough for a pie? May Dreams Gardens is the place to catch up on what’s blooming in others’ gardens.