Today is ‘officially’ the first day of spring and to celebrate I went out yesterday to take photos. (Yesterday morning was sunny, while today heavy rains and gusts are slamming western Washington.) Both day and night are equal today and from here on out days will only get longer. This is what both gardeners and plants dream of during the long, cold nights of winter. It’s also Persian New Year – Happy Nowruz!
I took home three freebie Anemone coronaria about three years ago and planted them with the Muscari armeniacum patch in the south bed of the front garden. Their return in spring every year always surprising, but delightful. Though only one came up this year and I think it maybe the, now drift, Muscari is choking them out. Either way I hope this one sticks around.
It’s amazing what a little bit of warmth and sun can do in the garden. For the past week we’ve been having warmer temperatures, scattered showers, and sun breaks here and there. These conditions encourage sleeping perennials to push up out of the ground and leafy weeds to flourish. Remember Primula denticulata in my last post? The flowers were all huddling in its clentched leaves for warmth, but now there are multiple wands of soft lilac pompoms raising up above fresh lettucy leaves – scrumptious!
I need to rush off to work, so it’ll be a short post today. But here are a few more photos:
See you next time!