Out in the greenhouse, hippeastrum (Amaryllis) are blooming.
I finally hung the rusty metal chandelier made by Blackwaters Metal that came from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in February. I threw the crystals on but am not sure if I like them or not. Should they stay or go?
The agaves all made it through the winter in pretty good shape, including the couple planted in the ground outside.
The three jasmines on the back wall started looking unhappy at the height of their blooming. They may be removed from the greenhouse as they'll climb pretty high and block a lot of light.
Scadoxis punicus is blooming again this year and has produced a couple of tiny babies near the main stem. It's hardy to zone 7 but must have great drainage in the winter.
Clivias are easy care and reliable performers for me.
A few house plant experiments have gone well. It's surprising that some tropical plants can take a bit more cold than one might think.
The orange is blooming but I'm over it as it takes up so much space. Next plant exchange, it'll be up for grabs.
Begonia boliviensis, it's tuber so large that it's distorting the shape of the three gallon pot, is sending up nice new growth. Perhaps it should be potted up.
Other tuberous begonias are pushing up new growth too.
It's magnolia time!
It may be time to prune a bit of an opening here. at one time the branches allowed a view of buddha and the large gunnera leaf casting at the top of the water thingy; now they almost totally obscure it.
Magnolia stellata 'Centennial Blush' is a new addition this spring. I've admired the stellatas around town for years and how their buds look like giant pussy willow catkins in the winter. Seeing this one with the pretty pink plush pushed me over the edge.
Rain followed by a wind storm did this to some of the blooms. I hope it's not a regular habit of the plant to hold on to brown petals.
Cardiocrinum giganteum has such glossy leaves. Everyone loves them, including the slugs!
Trillium. Suppose it could be divided.
My first rhododendron this season is 'President Roosavelt' just in time to clash with the other pinks in this bed.
Astilboides tabularis in a sea of maturing galanthus foliage.
The way Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex' leaves emerge hugging their flowers is adorable.
Rheum palmatum atrosanguineum
The spicy/sweet fragrance of Akebia quinata 'Shirobana' always catchers my attention before I notice the flowers.
The pot ghetto of newly separated Podophyllum delavayi is doing nicely.
My favorite Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) today is this one with vibrant pink new growth.
The green man is happy to have his shaggy hair back.
I love this time of year in the garden!