A look down the path from this morning. It's hard to see in this picture both Clematises on the arbor have lots of new growth. I know I should prune 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' back but it's so full of new growth, some of which look like flower buds, that I've decided to leave it and will prune when it's done blooming. Geraniums are filling in along the deck.
Golden Mock Orange (Philadelphus) is leafing out. I can't wait to smell it's pretty white flowers soon.
Old-fashioned Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is starting to grow much faster now after some warmer weather.
One of my and the hummingbirds favorite spring blooming shrubs is Pink Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum). I just love how it looks against the bark of the Ponderosa Pine.
Navelwort (Omphalodes cappadocica) 'Starry Eyes' is beginning to spread some. It's flowers are a true blue, but tiny. You need to get right down low to appreciate them.
Camellia japonica 'Marie Bracey'
Corylopsis (Winter Hazel) 'Buttercup' is a tricky one to photograph. It has the softest butter yellow flowers.
Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum commutatum) is popping up all over the place. I'm so happy it continues to spread under this big rhododendron.
I also found flower buds on Epimedium, as well as tiny leaves emerging where I thought a mole's continually pushing up on another one had killed it, and flower buds on the fruiting currant bush. Still no signs of life on a my favorite hydrangea in the path garden. No signs of Uvularia or Virginia Bluebells yet either.
Sometimes I get so focused on one part of my garden that I sort of forget about other areas. It's little signs of the path garden waking up that remind me of how pretty this part of the garden is in spring. It just might be my favorite part of the yard this time of year.
Hope you are finding more and more of your garden waking up soon.
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