Yesterday between errands and having a little time to get more of my winter sown seedlings in the ground, I took a look around the yard. I noticed that more of the seeds I've planted are beginning to finally sprout. In fact I came dangerously close to weeding some before I remembered I had planted them! I really must control myself to not pull every stray green thing now. Do you find yourself on the way out to the car or to get the mail stopping and pulling random weeds on your way? I sure do!
While I looked around I was really surprised by how many flower buds there were. These are just some of the future flowers I found:
Heuchera - I think this is 'Plum Pudding'
Heuchera 'Firefly' - A real hummingbird favorite
Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium) - I bought a couple of these many years ago and they continue to reseed, then I move them throughout the yard. I love the grape smell the purple flowers have.
Peony - There are lots of buds and it seems to be growing overnight!
Aquilegia - Another one that has just reseeded all over, I think these flowers will be deep purple and ruffled.
Is this what I think this is? I planted Virginia Bluebells (mertensia virginica) last spring and thought it had died. The bud caught my eye as I was looking at one of my hellebores. There is only one stem coming up from the ground.
To me there is no better time of year than during Spring when buds seem to appear overnight and the foliage is so fresh looking. I have quite a bit that's practically hours away from blooming. If the sun sticks around for a couple of more days I'll have lots of new blooms.