"You are as welcome as the flowers of May"
The flower in my blog header is a Trillium grandiflorum. It's a native plant that grows in the natural area on the west side of our house. They do well in wooded areas with dry to moderate moisture. The blooms are found May-June and the large white flowers turn pink with age. They're blooming early this year, like almost everything else.
My lovely Lamium 'Beacon's Silver' with its pretty pink/purple flowers and silver/green foliage spreads nicely, but never too aggressively. It's my pleasure to have it in the garden.
Muscari armeniacum, winter hardy and
easy to grow. Lovely fragrance.
The day after this photo was taken,
50 mph winds blew the bench
over backwards on top of the flowers.
Blue River, Keukenhof Gardens in Holland.
I bet my friend Dagmar from
Barefoot from Heaven has seen this drift
of Muscari armeniacum in person.
The photo is from The Plant Expert.
False Rue Anemone?
I'm not sure which one, but they grow
in the natural areas of our yard
and I'm always happy to see them.
Does anyone know what these are?
It's hard to see in the photo, but
they are about to produce pink flowers.
I didn't plant them, they magically appeared.
The beautiful Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata'
continues to show off it's blue flowers.
The foliage prefers a rich, moist soil,
but will tolerate dry conditions.
I discovered this newly built robin's nest
in one of our cedar trees. Is it my
imagination or is it heart-shaped?
A couple of love birds about
to lay eggs and raise a family.
Ending this post on a comical note.
Doesn't everyone have a pink, concrete
pig sitting out next to their antique tractor?