|A little early this year but reminds me of Easter|
These spring bloomers are strutting their stuff across my house in the condo's front gardens. They are rather large beds for downtown and are filled with an eclectic mix of perennials and shrubs.
|Cluster of florets more like a ball than a cone|
I suppose 99% of people walking by just appreciate the colour or ignore it and that's fine. But this design error distracts me all the time. (This will be a topic of another post!) I am certain that you, kind reader, don't commit such an egregious error in your gardens, lol!
The next photos were taken at the Paul Kane House gardens nearby. I profiled the flower beds in June 2011 in a post titled "Don't fence me in! (or "scared straight," horticulturally)" and noted that the plantings were "guarded" by a silly metal grate-like contraption. Well, such protection is mercifully missing this year. Would such a thing occur at Sissinghurst?!
|Bright, cheerful, yellow daffodils|
|Miniature daffodils with emerging poppy leaves|
|A little overexposed but you get the idea|
|Magnolia stellata: She's a star for a few weeks but what a diva!|
I mean, come on, it has snowed in April before!
By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"