One of the things I love most about gardening is observing the smallest details, especially early in the growing season. So here’s what I’ve been observing in the last few days:
Asparagus that I grew from seed in 2013–the only one that survived my tender ministrations. I’m trying again this year–only 7 (of 18) seeds germinated.
Perennial iberis (candytuft) just opening.
Heuchera ‘Purple Palace’
New growth on spirea. It really is that colour!
I don’t remember what kind of daffodil this is, but the “cup” is only about 1 cm. You can see by comparison with the aubretia flowers (also about 1 cm across and about 10 cm high).
Unfurling ferns. This might be a native sword fern.
Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Cristata’. You can just see at the top of the picture the “crested” habit of the fronds.
No-name herbaceous fern. Pops up everywhere, but easy to pull out if they’re a bit over-enthusiastic.
Very excited about this lilac. It was a sucker in a friend’s garden several years ago–maybe 5? I planted it with its one root, and now, 5 years later, it’s finally blooming for the first time. Gardening develops patience!