Saturday, March 22, 2014

Signs of Spring

 The first day of spring is bursting with color from all kinds of natives, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, annuals, and groundcovers.

 There are still buds waiting to wake up on the birch tree and Boston ivy, but
lots of other plants are in full bloom.

 Clivia lilies are making quite a statement in orange and yellow with primrose tucked underneath.
 Contrasting foliage has been adding color all winter long and continues to create drama as the flowers emerge around them.

 Reblooming iris and heliotrope have been blooming on and off all winter but look even more lovely with snapdragons that are finally starting to bloom.

 Native blue ceanothus makes a beautiful background shrub along the path.

 Helichrysum 'limelight' is as bright and colorful as any spring bud.

 So many shades of green in one garden make an interesting scene even without any flowers.
A small native iris peeks out from a sea of pretty blue ajuga groundcover. Just the beginning of a lovely sring season.


RobinL said...

Oh how it warms my heart to see the colors of spring that will get to me eventually! But I did see my first sign of life on the first day of spring, so hope returns.

Angelika said...

Welch herliche Blütenpracht, wunderschön.

Liebe Grüße