Spring has, at last, taken hold and greenery and flowers are awakening all over the garden, enough to start the morning in the garden series to document the growing season in my zone 6a, south-central Connecticut gardens.
The well-established crocus planted in the south-facing front beds are done blooming while those in the cooler rear beds still greet the morning sun.
Nearby, are fleeting blossoms of Iris reticulata.
The crocus and early iris blooms show my love of blue and purple, as do the potted violas on the front porch.
Elsewhere in the rear beds daylily foliage adds more green each day and blueberry buds swell.
The sand crane statue, that just a few weeks ago was almost completely buried in snow, stands tall and seems relieved to be perched among growing plants.
In the front beds the Lamb’s Ear borders are shaking off their sad winter face and soon will be nothing but fuzzy gray foliage, while allium foliage shows where 3′ tall globes of violet will stand come June.
Thankfully, local deer leave both Lamb’s Ear and allium alone.
The two dwarf white pines planted last autumn came through the winter well in spite of being totally buried from January through early April.
The weather forecast promising two warm, sunny days should entice the first magnolia and bloodroot blossoms to open …
and the sun will soon dry the dew droplets captured by emerging Lady’s Mantle foliage.