We had a little bit of sun today and a lot of rain so dashing out between downpours to get pictures of what's blooming was a bit of a fun game. Here's a bit of what I found. While spring has been cold and wet, the garden is getting that exuberant spring heaviness as foliage bursts forth.
Daffodils and Lunaria annua
Perhaps I have too many camellias as I lost track after counting twenty. In my defense, they can be kept on the small side with pruning, have handsome evergreen foliage, and grow well in pots. These three will be the representatives for them all.
Rhododendron 'President Roosavelt'
Hellebores. These few will represent the many.
One nice thing about our cold spring is that blooms seem to last longer and tulip time is a bit delayed so we appreciate them more. The first few tulips are just starting. 'Princess Irene'
Dicentra or whatever they're calling Bleeding Hearts now (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)
Our native that wants to take over my entire garden.
Paeonia tenuifolia flore pleno not quite in bloom and not yet in the ground.
It's magnolia time!
M. 'Black Tulip'
Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex'
Primula something or other
Petasites japonicus var. giganteus
Forget-me-nots are popping up between pavers all over the garden. Who am I to discourage them?
Sorry for the bad picture of Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Akebono' but I didn't feel like wading through wet foliage to get closer.
Downpour, dodge into the greenhouse. Poor Scadoxus puniceus flower got mostly ignored this year as it decided to bloom facing a different direction.
Albuca bracteata (syn. Ornithogalum longibracteatum), known by the common names pregnant onion, false sea onion, and sea-onion.
Abutilon 'Victor Reiter' (The others inside are also still blooming.)
There were more things blooming outside but this post is far to long already! Happy GBBD Everyone!