” Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne.
My garden is beginning to effloresce….reach an optimum stage of development or blossom. After a week of sun and temps in the 70s and 80s (too hot for early April here), everything is racing to bloom. And it is perfect for planting seeds too.
Bulbs like daffodils are blooming.
Miniature ones too.
As well as this one that is actually buried a foot away or more and is now under landscape fabric. Did a critter move the bulb or did it just find the edge of darkness and move into the light. I call it a miracle of resilience.
Small bulbs like Glory of the Snow.
And Puschkinia or striped squill. They smell like grapes.
And Siberian Scilla all perfect and naturalizing slowly. Some of these smaller bulbs are also finding the edges of the garden and blooming now just where the grass starts. I hope they keep moving into the grass. It makes a lovely spring display.
Of course lots of purple with the iris reticulata and the hyacinth pictured at the top of the post. My absolute favorite for color and fragrance.
All these early bulbs are cherished as there are not many in my small garden. But oh the sights and smells are intoxicating. And they are opening for the garden season as the native plants will next start to rise, grow and bloom. Can’t wait to share those too.
I was able to make couple of small vases with these beginning blooms. The first is a small one with iris reticulata, Puschkinia, Siberian Scilla and Glory of the Snow.
And of course a few daffodils in a favorite old blue vase. I didn’t want to pick all of them. Just enough to give me a thrill indoors too.
With this week’s lovely vases, I am linking in to the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, at Rambling in the Garden.
All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. You can follow my progress with #the100dayproject in my Instagram and Facebook feed.
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