flowers for Mother’s day
May 13, 2012 § 4 Comments
“April showers bring May flowers”, but we experienced all those blooms almost a month early in Colorado. Right now, I’m catching up with my family in SoCal, but here’s a sampling from my Front Range garden last month. Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day to all you mom’s out there!
Snowy bird feeder and icy table and chairs after an early April dusting.
Peach tree in full pink bloom.
Flowering quince in apricot and coral are the first shrubs to bloom.
Early greenery provides needed ground coverage and texture.
Wind flowers and a few species tulips make an early showing.
Hellebores (Lenten rose) amazes me with its early showy blooms and foliage, while a small honey crisp apple tree blooms profusely this year and is a-buzz with bees.
Perennial Corsican violets pop up in the herb bed.
The last tulips and the first coral bells splash the garden with bright patches of red and pink.
Several types of hosta and the Japanese fern cover the ground with intricate patterns of shape and color.
Showy fragrant clematis and a small fern leaf species peony.
When we return from our trip, we’ll find out how the fruit trees have fared, and if momma robin has hatched her clutch of eggs in the apricot tree!