Can you smell that? I wait all winter to get to smell the aroma of the freshly mowed grass – not just any mowing – but the first mowing of the year! This causes a rush of spring to my senses! The weeding continues and the final touches are close at hand.
My spring blossoming perennials abound now. My Gold Heart Bleeding Heart is beginning to bloom, the daffodils are finishing their show, my hosta are exploding and others are just beginning.
I have all kinds of hosta – the greens, the blues, the golds, and just about every form of variegated hosta. There are a few unique ones that really shine in the spring. Three of these come out almost white in the spring. White Feather, Zebra Stripes and Grey Ghost. Later in the year – they revert to “normal” colors – but now highlight the hosta garden.
The brunnera and the bluebells offer up dainty blue flowers flowers which are a perfect blue color. Combined with several other shade perennials these show off of each other nicely.
Along the edge of my one hosta garden, I have a planting of the ground cover Orchid Frost Lamium. It spreads out among the hosta and creeps along. Over the years, I have had to pull it out of a few places and it just re-directs itself onward.
Our golden juniper is sporting its new growth. The new growth on the evergreens is always a delight in the spring. I’ll have to be away during a crucial moment this spring, I’ve entrusted my plants to a local tree services company, I already feel anxious about leaving. There is just something magical when the plants all wake up in the spring and start to grow.