Well, we didn’t actually get that many April showers this year…but the flowers don’t seem to care. May begins tomorrow….and it will be greeted by many lovely blooms….the gardens are just beginning.
These Bleeding Hearts are in the same garden..
As is this Lamium. I have them all over but this is always the first to bloom. It is a beautiful ground cover and meanders all over the woodland floor….
I know some people think of violets as weeds, but I love them. That is Sweet Woodruff next to the violets. The Sweet Woodruff will have a lovely white flower in a few weeks. They are stunning but they will take over if you let them.
The daffodils have opened and are gorgeous as ever.
And Grape Hyacinth are popping up everywhere.
The forsythia has bloomed at last. It is a bit late this year…all the more beautiful for the wait.
In addition to the flowers, we have this.
This is the stump of the Corkscrew Willow tree that we lost in the Thanksgiving snowstorm. It has a baby willow just starting….I had hoped it would.
More interesting perhaps though is this.
These are logs cut from the Willow. They are in are woodpile and they have sprouted! I am wondering how I can nurture them enough for a few cuttings!
Nature is unstoppable and life is bursting out all over.
The greenhouse is full of baby plants just waiting to be planted….such an exciting time of year. May will see the gardens planted….
And the woodlands returned to life!
Happy Mayday everyone!