The Early Bloomers

It's the middle of April and the garden is starting to come to life! This is my favorite time of year, when everything renews for another season of bloom and color. Below are the first sprouts of a hosta. In a month or so, their foliage will dominate many of the borders in my garden.

Here are some snow crocus- which are nearly done blooming believe it or not- and some alyssiums, a prolific early  bloomer in our garden.

I wouldn't be spring without daffodils!

Here's another view of some daffodils poking up through the blue rug juniper.

Here's a close up of some more alyssiums.

The truest sign of spring in our yard is the first activation of the rock garden waterfall! This small waterfall attracts frogs and birds all spring, summer and fall. We usually end up with three or four resident frogs throughout the season.

This year we will continue to add to our portfolio of perennials and, in a few weeks, the vegetable garden will get planted. I will be planting cucumbers (Little Miss' favorite), tomatoes, beans, peppers, zuchinni, eggplant, summer squash, pumpkins, herbs, and lettuce.

I'll be taking lots of pictures of the garden this year and I have even been toying with the idea of starting a gardening site. Stay tuned.....

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