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 think it's kind of pretty, though. Here are a couple more of the "pink" daffodils:
I like the double one a lot. I have another double in the Purple Garden in back:
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.
The "I have no idea how it got there" tulip in the background kind of detracts from it, though.
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 was very excited to see that the squirrels did not get at the Red Riding Hood tulips. Here is one in bud one day . . .
And blooming the next day. I love the variegated foliage.
As predicted by some commenters, the mystery tulips have developed multiple blossoms.
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.
The lunaria, or Money Plant, has begun to bloom. I have two colors in my yard. These white ones in the Purple Garden somehow holding their own amongst the lamb's ear and asters . . .
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!