Spring is whipping by and I am rushing to catch up with it.
Already the tulips and daffodils are finished and I have very few pictures of them!
Most of the month of April was very dry, but in the first few days of May we have had lots of rainfall. Suddenly everything is lush and green.
Most early spring flowers like these Pulmonaria seem to hug the earth. You have to get low down to really appreciate them.
This pretty red primrose is relatively new to the garden. We will have to see how it fairs
later in the summer when it typically gets very dry.
Many of the lamiums are now in flower.
Forget-me-nots are absolutely everywhere!
The alliums are picking up where the tulips and daffodils have left off.
The Ostrich ferns, which were tightly curled just a few weeks ago, have now opened up completely. They never look as fresh and green as they do at this time of year.
The bleeding hearts are all flowering.
This 'Gold Heart' is my new favourite.
Geraniums are taking over all the lightly shaded corners of the garden. They have literally self-seeded all through the back garden! Yesterday, I was even plucking young seedlings out of the vegetable beds.
The bees love them though.
The first of the spireas has already come and gone.
The large Virburnum that anchors the large flowerbed in back garden
is almost finished flowering.
The vegetable garden will hopefully go in this week. In the meantime, there are chives and parsley perfect for topping roasted potatoes.
I was also able to harvest some rhubarb. It is stewing away in a pot on the stove as I write.
In the back garden, the blossoms on the currant bushes have turned into little, translucent
green berries in what seems like the blink of an eye.
Much to my horror, Lily of the Valley is threatening to take over several flowerbeds.
But for now I am declaring a temporary truce and picking a few flowers to bring into the house to enjoy. Their fragrance is incredible!
I am going to link this post to May Dreams Gardens Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and on Thursday to Fishtail Cottage Garden Party and on Friday to Fertilizer Fridays at Tootsie Time.
To see other beautiful gardens, please click the links.
I am also going to link to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday. The first and last images make use of Kim's Stained Linen and Warm Sun textures on a soft blend mode.