Spring

Spring

Welcome to the Spring Gallery.  At each point along that gracious season’s fertile arc, evidence of life’s irresistable surge is everywhere in my garden.  Through the photos in this gallery, I’ll try to relate to you the beauty of spring’s earlier months and weeks, as green leaves and stems emerge and grow, and colorful flowers smile up at the heavens.  Throughout this time, the days can be sunny, or rainy.  Sometimes, they’re both.  But at no time during this roughly first half of spring do the days become oppressively hot or frigid.  It’s a middling time of middling sun, middling gray, middling warmth, and middling cool.  And for the plants in my garden that awaken and thrive under its evident auspices, it is the perfect time.  Please enjoy the photos.  I’ll be continually adding more, so please stop in often.  Cheers, and Happy Gardening!

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Irises on 05-11-24.
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Pretty color wave on 05-06-24.
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Snow-in-summer and an early Snowcap shasta daisy add some white to my "Blue and White Hill" planting feature on 05-04-24.
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Felix Crousse and Sarah Bernhardt peonies on 05-04-24. These are among the older peonies in cultivation today, and their pedigree shows - they're covered in incredible blooms every year.
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Purples, blues, and whites on 05-02-24.
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A spring scene on 05-02-24.
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Felix Crousse peonies on 04-30-24.
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Spanish whitebells and Blue Line Corydalis on 04-29-23.

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One of my own bags of Espoma Organic Flower-tone. Flowering bushes like my hardy quince, and tropical flowering vines like my mandevillas, plus many more of my flowering plants all benefit from feedings of this amazing organic fertilizer.
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'Double Take Scarlet' flowering quince on 04-24-24. This little bush is near and dear to my heart - it makes me think of my grandmother and the flowering quince bush she grew in her own garden. My mom remembered it from the time she was a little girl.
Whether it's called a contorted filbert, twisted witch hazel, or Harold Lauder's walking stick, this awesomely cool bush has a definite Hansel and Gretel vibe going for it. 04-24-24.
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A little springtime tableau in my garden on 04-23-24.
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Spanish whitebells beginning to bloom (left), and growing in neighborly fashion with corydalis 'Blue Line' on 04-23-24.
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Some of my primroses on 04-23-24.
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White old fashioned bleeding hearts put on serious growth every year. 04-23-24.
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Virginia bluebells and white old fashioned bleeding hearts on 04-23-24.

Espoma Organic Plant-tone.  I am a huge fan of Espoma’s line of organic fertilizers.  Plant-tone is the one I use for the majority of the plants in my garden.  It’s got an N-P-K ratio of 5-3-3 and is a great all-purpose organic fertilizer.  It works perfectly for an incredibly wide variety of ornamental plants.  Again, Espoma Organic Plant-tone is the food that a huge number of my plants get.  They love it, and it shows.  And spring is the perfect time to apply it.  You can order this product here, directly from Amazon, by clicking the #advertisement link.

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One of my own bags of Espoma Organic Plant-tone. A huge number of the plants growing in my garden are fed this remarkable product. Spring is the perfect time for my initial application. My plants respond with vigorous growth, luxuriant foliage, and incredible, vivid blooms. I would not garden without this tried and true plant food.
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Bushy, bloom-covered pulmonaria grow and spread in one of my garden's southern planting beds. 04-22-24.
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A little garden visitor on 04-22-24.
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Primrose path. 04-22-24.
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The first fully open bloom of 2024 for my 'Karen' azalea. 04-20-24.
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Spanish whitebells setting buds on 04-18-24. These grow in a colony of ever increasing size on the west side of my "Blue and White Hill" planting feature. These are among the most charming little plants that grow in my garden.
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My yellow corydalis is setting its golden buds on 04-18-24.
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Iberis grow along the northwestern borders of my garden's "Blue and White Hill" planting feature. Their pure white flowers are among the most dazzling in the plant world. 04-18-24.
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Virginia bluebells have formed colonies in my garden over the last few years. They set buds that remain pink until just before they open. Once the blooms open, they're as blue as a baby's eye. This shot was taken on the morning of 04-17-24, just after a short downpour.
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My white old fashioned bleeding hearts grow next to the pond in my garden. 04-17-24.
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My white old fashioned bleeding hearts on 04-17-24.
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A little white grape hyacinth on 04-17-24.
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A blue and white vibe in my garden on 04-17-24.
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My little colonies of blue and white grape hyacinths grow in the lowest and outermost "tiers" of my "Blue and White Hill" planting feature. This photo is from 04-17-24. By this time next year, they will have spread even further around the perimeter of the hill.
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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'. White old fashioned bleeding hearts, on 04-16-24. My two bushes grow enormous (about 3'x3') each year, and are among the earlier bloomers in my garden.
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This photo, and the next two, are dated 04-15-24. Red (Primula)...
...White (Iberis)...
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...and blue (Muscari).
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Celestial™ Northern Lights violas blooming on 04-15-24.
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Vivid blues and whites on the east side of my garden's "Blue and White Hill" planting feature on 04-14-24.
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One of my Felix Crousse peonies on 04-14-24. This very old variety came to the United Staes in 1881 from France. I grow Felix Crousse and Sarah Bernhardt peonies (first introduced in 1906) in my garden.
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Primrose path. The space between each primrose will not be vacant for long. Already, the blue cadet hostas that grow there are emerging from the ground. 04-14-24.
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Hardy perennial primroses (Primula vulgaris and Primula acaulis) blooming in a rainbow of color on 04-13-24.
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Iberis (candytuft) covers the ground on the west side of my garden's "Blue and White Hill" planting feature in a blanket of dazzling white in April. 04-13-24.
Hardy perennial violas flower beautifully in my garden every year in early spring. Here are a couple members of my colony on 04-13-24.
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Colonies of woodland forget-me-nots and blue and white grape hyacinths grow in agreeable proximity to hardy perennial white and blue primroses. 04-13-24.
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Mike and Brian in the sun on 04-10-24.
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Some of my daffodils on 04-09-24. This picture and the next one.
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I LOVE these things!
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More primrose color on 04-09-24. Primula vulgaris and Primula acaulis.
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This handsome little guy was spending time with his mate in my garden on 04-08-24. The lady flew off before I could take her picture.
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Honey bees and hellebores make for an awesome combination. Photo taken on 04-09-24.
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A little pink primrose bud is opening on 04-07-24.
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04-07-24. My beautiful yellow daffodil is a timelss symbol of spring.
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More of my daffodils on 04-07-24. You can never have enough daffodils!
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Primroses (Primula vulgaris and Primula acaulis) flowering on 04-06-24.
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Pulmonaria on 04-06-24. These have colonized in my garden over the years.
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Woodland forget-me-nots and 'Molly's White' hellebores loving the shadiest spot in my garden's "Blue and White Hill" planting feature on 04-06-24.
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Astilbe, hostas, and peony on 04-06-24.
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Toad lilies on 04-06-24.
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Corydalis 'Blue Line' and Spanish whitebells (left), and white old-fashioned bleeding hearts, on 04-06-24.
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03-31-24. Happy Easter from my 25-year-old daffodil and me!
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This lovely little daffodil, photographed Easter Eve 2024 (03-30-24), has been growing in my garden for 25 years.
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Woodland forget-me-nots are setting buds on 03-30-24
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Asiatic lilies emerging on 03-30-24.
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The fascinating, beautiful blooms and foliage of Pulmonaria (lungwort) on 03-30-24.
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Primroses on 03-30-24.
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'Molly's White' hellebores are covered in white flowers on 03-30-24.
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Double-flowered daffodils on 03-30-24.
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Virginia bluebells (left), and toad lilies on 03-30-24.
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Grape hyacinths on 03-30-24. I've got colonies of grape hyacinths of varying shades of blue, and of white. These light blue individuals are always the first to emerge and flower.
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White old-fashioned bleeding hearts on 03-30-24.
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Daffodils on 03-29-24.
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Daffodils on 03-26-24.
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My 'Dashing Groomsmen' double hellebore is beginning its second year in my garden. 03-26-24.
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Preening Pulmonaria. Pensive Primulas' prophetic palettes. Perennial pals. Plantlife's plenary pulchritude. (I know, I'm pretty pathetic.)
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Primroses on 03-24-24. Primula acaulis (left), and Primula vulgaris (2 photos on the right).
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A grape hyacinth (Muscari) on 03-24-24. I've got several colonies of blue and white grape hyacinths growing in my "Blue and White Hill" planting feature. This one's shade is sky blue.
Unbelievable Speed 2023
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For the first photo of 2024 in the Spring image gallery, I've chosen this one of some of my Muscari (grape hyacinths) on 03-20-23, a really cold day.
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This image, and the next 19, were taken from 05-22-23 - 05-31-23.
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This image, and the next four, are dated 05-21-23.
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This image, and the next two, were captured on 05-12-23.
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My garden in spring. 05-10-23.
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The photos in this image, and the next five, were taken on 05-08-23.
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This photo, and the next fifteen, were taken between 05-04-23 and 05-07-23. Happy Spring!
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This image, and the next three, were captured on 04-30-23.
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The photos in this image collage were taken on 04-29-23. Blue Line corydalis and Spanish whitebells.
This image, and the next, were captured 04-28-23.
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This image, along with the next three, are from 04-27-23. There's more color in my garden every day now.
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Felix Crousse peony. This photo, and the next two (Azalea 'Karen' and Virginia bluebells, respectively), were taken on 04-24-23.

Espoma Organic Plant-tone.  I am a huge fan of Espoma’s line of organic fertilizers.  Plant-tone is the one I use for the majority of the plants in my garden.  It’s got an N-P-K ratio of 5-3-3 and is a great all-purpose organic fertilizer.  It works perfectly for an incredibly wide variety of ornamental plants.  Again, Espoma Organic Plant-tone is the food that a huge number of my plants get.  They love it, and it shows.  And spring is the perfect time to apply it.  You can order this product here, directly from Amazon, by clicking the #advertisement link.

Espoma Organic Plant-tone

Click here to learn more or to order

#advertisement

One of my own bags of Espoma Organic Plant-tone. A huge number of the plants growing in my garden are fed this remarkable product. Spring is the perfect time for my initial application. My plants respond with vigorous growth, luxuriant foliage, and incredible, vivid blooms. I would not garden without this tried and true plant food.
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This image, and the next four, are from 04-23-23. (Red, white, and blue theme, evidently.) Primroses, white old-fashioned bleeding hearts, and grape hyacinths.
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Iberis. This image, and the next two, were taken 04-21-23.
Hellebore seedling. Since (for the most part) I keep my planting beds mulched with wood chips, it's difficult for seeds of any variety to start. There are some areas in my garden that I don't mulch (or very lightly mulch) in order for some of my naturalized plants to self-sow. In this case, however, a hellebore seed was carried far afield of its parent(s) and ended up taking root in an unmulched area. I potted it until I figure out where I'm going to permanently plant it. Cute little guy, I think.
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White Old-Fashioned Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'). This photo, and the next five, were taken on 04-20-23.
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This image of my Cobal Blue double primrose (Primula vulgaris 'Cobalt Blue), and the next six images, were taken on 04-18-23. Things are beginning to get green and colorful in my garden.
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This image (Primula vulgaris - 'Cobalt Blue' double primrose), and the next 25, were taken on 04-15-23.
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The above collage is from 04-13-23. Clockwise from top left: blue grape hyacinth, white grape hyacinth, pulmonaria, woodland forget-me-not, iberis.
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Toad lilies in early April. I took this photo, and the next fifteen, over the course of April 11th and 12th, this year (2023).
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This photo collage and the next one, plus the next single photo, were taken 04-06-23.
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Aurora Blue delphiniums (Delphinium elatum 'Aurora Blue') are going to get enormous again this year.
Daylilies!
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An Asiatic lily and a Felix Crousse peony. Wow! Already? (I'm not complaining.)
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I added these hardy primroses (Primula acaulis), which were already in full flower at the nursery, to my garden's already sizable perennial primrose population. Perfect! (I can't ever have enough of these little gems!)
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Rain. Spring, 2022.
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Spring scenes in the garden featuring two of our frogs, Brian and Jim.

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