Seen in the garden today...
We're definitely behing gb's garden (I checked - no signs of Brunnera blooming here yet - they're barely producing leaves...)
Blue is my favorite color in the garden at all seasons so there are lots of little bulbs providing shots of blue like this:
and blue is often paired with white as here:
My hellebores are rather pathetic in comparison with gb's I'm afraid but I do like them and have them in
Christmas Rose white:
With some softer tones added:
and deep purple:
I think hellebore breeders should work on developing outward facing flowers so you don't have to be a contortionist to enjoy them! Also, those dark pulple ones are very had to see!
[You've probably noticed by now that I do not clean last year's leaves out of the garden.... :-) I prefer to let Mother Nature do the composting in place for me!]
I just have one drumstick blooming that I've seen:
The trilliums are getting ready to put on their show in a few weeks (as are the marsh marigolds such as the one that seeded itself behind this red trillium):
I'm impatiently waiting for the rhubarb to get growing so I can make a pie or two!
The New Dawn roses on the south gate arbour have got huge over the past two years and it is now time to do something about them. I want to swag them down the alley. We put up a chain on the south fence to start training them along. In the next couple of weeks we need to put in posts on the house side so we can swag the other side too. Here is the start of the south side swag:
There is less action going on in the front so far - mainly just some small creamy Mini Botanical Turkestanica Tulips:
that have started to seed themselves into the lawn!
And the Concerto tulips are flowering now too. This one is nicely hobnobbing with a Pasqueflower::
Garden touring here on Saturday will be a bit boring in comparison to your place I'm afraid gb.