More Spring Flowers
All that bulb planting I did last fall has really paid off. Every day it seems that something new is blooming.
This is what happens ten years later when you plant bulbs in the fall and hydrangeas in the spring not realizing how large the hydrangeas will become:
I'm putting more double daffodils on my list for fall. And this is what my front yard looks like now.
It needs more work, but it's more interesting than it was. Last spring I looked around my yard and decided I needed more tulips. I ordered a variety of forms and colors. Among them were these pseudo-Rembrandt tulips.
These red tulips started popping up all over last year. Here's one in what has to be the darkest, weediest, ugliest spot in my yard between my shed and the back fence.
I'm already starting renovation on this area. Last year I began the Wildflower Garden at the entrance and this spring I planted a few ferns along the fence. Eventually I want to convert this to a "Woodland Walk". It's the only idea I could come up with because it gets so little light.
I've always loved these little fritillaries in catalogs but was hesitant to order them because I know how deceptive the catalog pictures can be. But after seeing pictures of them on other garden blogs, I took the plunge last fall.
And purple ones growing in the border along the UGF. Those tiny green seedlings are poppies. I saved a ton of seed last year and strewed it all in this bed in March. I can't wait to see how it turns out!