Here's what's blooming today (be sure to click on each pic to enlarge it):
"Coral Bells" Heuchera Saxifragaceae
One of my favorites!
I have given Coral Bells place in every landscape I have designed,
always at the base of a tree,
simply because I love them there!
"Purple Robe" Rockfoil Saxifraga
This dainty crimson flower sits on a lush carpet of moss-like foliage
and blooms in early Spring and Summer.
It looks amazing growing next to the fountain stones in my garden!
Dark glossy leaves with periwinkle blue blossoms
make this an easy favorite!
It's trailing habit makes it a perfect ground cover for slopes.
"Sea Pink Thrift" Armeria Plumbaginaceae
Absolutely love these!
I have planted them at intervals
along the border of my planting areas next to my house.
They bloom from early Spring to late Fall.
Be sure to dead-head them for prolific blooms!
"Red-Osier" Dogwood C. Stolonifera
This dogwood has exceptionally bright red twigs
that contrast beautifully with our Winter snow.
The small creamy white flowers appear in clusters
throughout the summer months.
(Click on the pic and look close and you'll see a bit of leaf damage
due to the Spring snow storm we had on Monday.)
Aquilegia "Columbine" Raninculaceae
This is a miniature Columbine which grows a mere 4-8 inches tall.
I actually prefer the taller species of this plant,
but delight in these little guys for now.
"Wine and Roses" Weigela Caprifoliaceae
This is my favorite Weigela.
The bright red-pink trumpet shaped blossoms bloom in Spring
then the foliage turns a deep burgundy,
a color I use a lot in my gardens.
Do you know the name of this perennial?
Not many yellow flowers are invited to live in my gardens.
I really do love the color but I am very particular about the shade.
This is one I enjoy and I can't jiggle my memory enough to remember the name.
Can you help me?
I've planted four of these mounding plants on my berms.
They bloom a delicious shade of yellow in Spring
and then I enjoy the greenery for the remainder of the growing season.
One of the things I love most about gardening is how my gardens are ever changing. My walk this morning revealed new buds on plants that I'm anxious to welcome. A few more days of sunshine and they'll begin to open.
Now what could possibly be more exciting than that?!