I am delighted to share a few photographs to show what it happening in my garden at the end of March. After a long, cold and damp winter, spring is here; perennials are leaping out of the ground, vines are reaching upward, and trees are turning green. Today the sun is out, it’s warm, and we are planning to eat al fresco on our screened porch. Color has come back to the garden.
Our side walkway, lined with Ipheion uniflorum ‘Wisley Blue:’
Deutzia gracilis ‘Chardonnay Pearls’ and Iris ‘Immortality:’
Iberis sempervirens candytuft and Phlox sublata ‘Emerald Blue:’
Aucuba japonica ‘Mr. Goldstrike’ is covered with its tiny blossoms, no more than 1/4 inch wide. They are almost invisible from a distance:
Yoshino cherry in full bloom:
Clockwise from upper left: Muscari armeniacum, Heucherella x ‘Sweet Tea,’ Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow,’ and Dianthus x hybrida ‘Scent First Eternity’
The pansies and violas have come back strong in the warmer weather and still provide a boost of color throughout the garden. It is going to be difficult to take them out and replace them with the summer annuals. I know. It must be done, but it hard to do when they look so nice.
Thanks to Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog for hosting an End of Month Review of our gardens. Please visit her site and see what is happening in her garden and others who are participating in this meme.