An overcast day like today is perfect for enjoying the brilliant spring blooms in the community garden. (I am recovering from surgery so I took my doctor-ordered walk down to the garden to take some photos to capture the spring flowers.) Make sure you smell the lilacs while they are still in bloom. Even the boxwood planter by the garden patio is sporting a festive grape hyacinth.
Various types of daffodils are in bloom in the borders.
The curled petals of these red and white tulips are particularly striking. Also note that the allium around the garden are coming up.
Even as the later spring flowers start to bud, visitors can still see some of the early spring flowers, such as the hellebores.
Take time to look for some of the wild violets in bloom around the garden.
I was pleasantly surprised by some new blooms in my plot.
More Ivory Floradale Hybrid Tulips and pink and white pastel tulips came up. The pink and white tulips look like they would taste like strawberries and cream. I regularly resist the urge to eat them.
There are also more red tulips with yellow edges.
These Greenland tulips were a nice surprise. I think they are left over bulbs from a previous spring.
A peach tulip in my plot is also likely a bulb from a previous spring.
Daffodils are blooming among the Princess Irene tulips, which are deep red with purple flames. I think these are Prosecco daffodils, though the pink-hued Katie Heath daffodils also should be showing up soon.
The Pipit daffodils with bright yellow edges and white centers also are in bloom.
Lilies of the valley, sent by my mom from her garden, are about to flower.
Hosta shoots are emerging. I had dismissed hostas as kind of boring plants, but now that I have the shady side of the box to care for, I’ve embraced the shade-loving plants. (I know there are plenty of hosta enthusiasts out there; I think my attitude stems from growing up with a shady yard and always having an abundance of hostas.) As some flowers prepare to finish for the season, some summer plants are just emerging.