Out front chives are cheering like pom poms and Sambucus Black Lace is revealing her best show ever.
|Sambucus Black Lace|
Clematis are creeping and peeping from corners along the drive. My native clematis, Virginiana were coming up nicely until Mr. Rabbit … well actually it must be Mrs. because now there are little rabbits hopping about! … decided they would make a tasty salad. I have wrapped them so that they can hopefully, reestablish themselves.
|Clematis Claire de Lune|
This year I am enjoying the changing palettes of the garden – pinks and purples, blues and yellows.
|Spiderwort, Tradescantia Osprey|
|Yellow Evening Primrose with Cranesbill|
|The foamy yellow flowers of Lady’s Mantle|
|Blue Flag Iris|
|Amsonias with golden Creeping Jenny|
Overnight, my swamp rose burst into bloom and surprise!, this year a neighboring rose that was on our property line decided to creep under our new fence and join us.
|Swamp Rose, Rosa palustris|
The flowering raspberry bushes, Rubus odoratus, that the Rabbit seemed to enjoy dining on so much this winter are bigger than ever in spite of all my worries. Their blooms resemble wild roses. Their leaves are big and beautiful.
Thank you Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day the 15th of each month.