During a strip of warm, sunny days the garden chores nagging the conscience about needing done were accomplished with renewed vigor. The Fairegarden was screeching for attention of the get down and dirty kind. Prunings, perennial divisions and movings, long put off heavy duty clean up all were tended to during spring like temperatures.
While all the toiling was boiling, the garden was opening wide and saying “Ahhhh.”
Head down, gaze laser focused on the tasks at hand, getting grubby with muscles becoming fried and joints becoming frozen in place, we almost missed what was happening around us.
Most of the spring show flowers are still in the holding tank, but the early daffodils, Narcissus ‘pseudonarcissus and N. ‘Jetfire’ have released petals a’fluttering.
Golden globules garnish the garden.
Volunteer Helleborus orientalis is just as plentiful, if not more so. Ornamental quince, Chaenomeles, passalongs from neighbors Mae and Mickey add just the punch of contrasting coral color needed to enliven the scene.
No hue attracts the human gaze more readily than yellow.
Imagine the Viola ‘Antique Shades’ without the little dab’ll do ya of yellow in the center.
Other flowers only add to the palette…
…As we await the rest of the plantings to take their turn on the cake stand.