The Crocus Bank is looking glorious (click any photo to enlarge it):
But I was pleasantly surprised to see this wee thing:I purchased Corydalis ‘Pink Splash’ in 2004 from Odyssey Bulbs. Last year I moved it to a sunnier location, and instead of being the last corydalis to bloom, it is the first. Either that, or I’ve lost more corydalis. I’ll keep you posted.
My ‘Spring Glow’ Cornelian cherry is in full bud.If you look carefully at the close-up, you can see the one flower that is actually open.
This next photo was taken by my daughter Cadence.
Do you recognize this dramatic flower? It is “just” a Siberian squill. One of the great blessings of modern digital cameras is they enable us to see the details of small flowers more easily than ever before. I don’t think I realized before this year that the anthers of these flowers were also an exquisite blue, or that the pedicel was an inky navy.
Other flowers blooming:
- pink multiflora hyacinths
- daffodils just starting
- the plum hellebore has just opened, but daffodils nearby scarcely have buds
- one new eranthis on the south side
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.