I read in a recent post which Washington is the only state in the country to have somewhat cooler than average spring. However, the ‘Millstream Daphne’ creeping phlox and ‘Gloria’ aubrieta groundcovers are finally in full blossom above.
In this photograph among those ‘Royal Raindrops’ crabapple trees echoes the blossoms of a ‘Velvet Lips’ hellebore below.
From this angle you can see the nearly finished inclusion on the back of our House. Eight weeks to our 2.5 month job, we are nearly done! And it went over funding Too. That is only building, I figure.
This photograph shows the three ‘Royal Raindrops’ crabapple trees with buds completely open. Green leaves are filling at the garden beneath.
A snapshot at the southeast corner of the garden shows a ‘Spring Snow’ crabapple which has dropped all its petals by this point. The ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ lilacs do not have as many blossoms this year as a year ago, but there’ve been a lot for me to reduce and discuss with neighbors.
The route directly east of this home features chartreuse leaves from mauve and sky blue blossoms. The crabapple petals cover the earth like snow.
Last summer I slid several ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘King’s Ransom’ brunnera plants into this place, and their authentic blue blossoms are a welcome addition to the colour palate. Brunnera is just one of my favorite plants for colour with beautiful leaves which glow after the flowers fade. Some ‘Negrita’ tulips are reblooming this spring after being implanted a couple years back, plus also a ‘June’ hosta is brilliant in the left.
A Last shot of the east route includes ‘Lime Rickey’ heuchera, ‘Red Sensation’ aubrieta plus a mauve creeping phlox whose name is abandoned. It is an exciting time of year at the backyard, as many more blossoms will start in the Upcoming few weeks. Due to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to help us record our flowers every month.