For now though we'll look at the positive side. Cool temperatures meant that daffodils opened their sunny faces and stayed around for weeks.
|Golden Echo Daffodils|
|Daffodils in the foreground are echoed by anemones in the background|
There is a lot of white in my spring garden. The tiny flowers of sweet woodruff, the bells of Solomon Seal. There is more than white in my spring garden though. Tiny purple violets peek out at me from shady corners.
Tulips blushed and then blossomed. Shades of pink and purple gracing the bed day after day.
And a good dose of yellow as well
Cushion spurge makes a great foil against the yellow trumpets of daffodils and pops against the pink of tulips.
I must say I am feeling a major sense of accomplishment this spring. Although the daffodils and tulips have faded I can see the next crop of blooms starting to push out. It's taken four years but this bed is finally starting to resemble a mature garden.
Time for a happy dance I think.