We've had pretty shaky weather this week..mostly gray, sometimes rainy, very occasionally sunny - but the flowers in my yard are still moving forward. Come into the back yard and check it out.
Seems like each day brings something new. One of my favorites at the moment is this False Solomon's Seal which has an amazing rose scent.
And here is the real Solomon's Seal
This lamium is thriving in this mini sea of sweet woodruff. I think this is one from a tiny piece I snitched from a planter outside Safeco Field where the Mariner's play. I had pink..but not purple. Bad Girl I know....what if everyone that passed by took a tiny piece. It would be bald in no time. But I'm the only nut who would worry about a lamium while walking into the ballpark.
This tiny saxifrage is extra cute right now. Fit for a fairy garden for sure...
I keep telling myself that "next year" I am going to have all pastel tulips in this area..but inevitably I forget and a couple of red ones pop up. But if I position my camera just so...I can make it be just like I listened to me.
This is another of my late blooming tulips
If you check back here often enough you will probably get tired of me and my bleeding heart(s)
This is the variety native to the Pacific Northwest
This pure white one brings a lot of light to a shady corner
This is my first hardy geranium to bloom...pretty unassuming compared to the bright blue and pink ones to come. Still cute though!
The columbines are beginning to bloom too
Like the geranium...it seems like the tamer colors are first. Wish they weren't so shy!
This little anemone 'Vestal' is starting to form a little colony in my shady corner..the more the merrier!
Smells so good right now...with freshly mowed grass and the cottonwood scent floating through the air (their only redeeming quality)
Although the backyard has a lot going on, the front yard won't be outdone!
I've lost track of when I planted these clematis but surely it must be their third year because sleep, creep, leap they have!
My clematis fairy Karen gave me this one and the one to the right of the house...and a majority of the ones in my yard. I think this one might be Asao or a baby from it.
Here's a zoom into my hanging basket...I could resist the ruffly pinkness of these begonias
It won't be long til the peonies are blooming! I hope I can keep these from flopping!
I'll close with one more garden addition....give them a miniature birdbath and a giant toadstool and they will come....fairies that is...Stay tuned. I'm sure they will be moving in any day now...
Hope you enjoyed the garden visit! I'm joining in for Outdoor Wednesday today. Check out all of the other outdoorsy posts at A Southern Daydreamer's place.