The weather has been slowly warming up, which I am very pleased about. The higher the daily temperatures go, the faster my garden plants will grow. There is a lot of growth going on and I expect that my plants will shower me with flowers in no time.
My Prunus x cistena (Purpleleaf Sand Cherry) is showing signs of life. This isn’t a very long-lived plant, so each spring I’m pleased to see that it’s still around.
The bulbs in the front continue to grow. The crocus is done but the daffodils and hyacinth are hanging around. I’m expecting the tulips to make an appearance very soon.
Speaking of tulips, the ones in the back have made an appearance. This variety is Purple Flag.
Lilium ‘Star Gazer’ is growing rapidly. Last year I removed most of the lilies from the garden because of the damage the red lily beetles do to them, but I didn’t have the heart to remove all of them. This is one lily that I spared. It will produce some of the most beautiful blooms fairly soon.
This columbine (Aquilegia 'McKana Hybrids') is growing into a monster. When you look closely at it, you notice that there are blooms developing. I expect the flowers will follow soon.
Euphorbia polychrome continues to grow steadily. It won’t be long now until it shows off its neon-yellow blooms.
Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' is a very ornamental perennial. Its variegated leaves remain attractive all season long and it also produces pretty yellow flowers that contrast beautifully with the foliage.
My neighbours’ Magnolia tree is in full bloom, and because it hangs partly over my yard, I get to enjoy it just as much as they do.
That’s it for this round. There’ll be lots more to follow now that the garden is awake.