On April 25, I published an article, "Welcome to the Evans' House" and showed images of my garden....a month has past and we are beginning to see lots of foliage and some color. Sleepy perennials stretch skyward as temperatures rise. Some of them, the hardiest, begin to bloom, others leaf out first, and then their fresh foliage is quickly followed by plump buds and cheerful flowers.
Sophia, Queen of Gather, has decided that the stone wall is a place of warmth and a good place to take naps. This morning she has been disturbed and is quite cranky because Mistress Elizabeth is trying to get the first photo of the day. To her surprise, when she awoke today, Mistress Elizabeth found that the Bearded Iris in the front garden had bloomed.
Creeping phlox adorns the stone walls.
Columbine, fringed bleeding hearts, and Irises share a bed.
A closeup of Canada Columbine, a native wildflower with red spurs, makes a dependable naturalizer.
Delicate, arching Old-Fashioned bleeding hearts adorn the walkway on the left hand side of the house.
"Silver Dollar" plants as well as hostas and Solomon's Seal share this space.
Solomon's seal also has elegant arching stems.
Little color graces the hill as of yet....but come back in a week...and you should see a whole new array of colorful plants reaching towards the sky.
And one last look at my pride and joy ......
Does anyone know the answer to this question: Do all Bearded Irises put out three buds? I notice as I walk around the garden all the Bearded Irises have but three buds.
Thank you for stopping by this Sunday morning.