"And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
It's a raw, wet day here...we even saw some snowflakes this morning! But not to be discouraged by the weather, I am enjoying all the bright greens and soft colors of the new spring flowers in my gardens. I actually think these gloomy days bring out the colors more and I'm truly in love with my gardens right now! 😊
We didn't really have much accumulation this morning, but if you look closely you can see some snow on the leaves of the Mountain Bluet on the right...
Lots of fresh spring growth!
Hyacinths are the highlight of my garden right now...
The Daffodils are just lovely!
But what happened to these?! These are the double-flowered Daffodils I bought at Walmart last fall. I'm extremely puzzled because almost every flower that has opened so far appears to be cut in half, either horizontally...
The Lovage is looking great!
St. John's Wort is my favorite for making oils and salves. The yellow flowers turn the oil a bright blood-red!
Some sugar-coated Catnip earlier this morning. This is a plant I grew from seed last year.
Mint...I also started these from seed last year and they are already creeping out of their bed and preparing to take over the world! 😁
I love my Valerian! But I may have to weed out a lot of this summer's seedlings, as it also is becoming a little too eager to take over the garden! It's probably the most fragrant flower in my garden when in bloom...on cool humid days it perfumes the entire yard and I think it's delicious! I can't understand why people have such different opinions about it. I have a friend who said she could almost get drunk on the fragrance, while others compare it to dirty socks or diapers! I've never heard such varying opinions about Roses or Lilacs!
I'm excited to find some new Lupine plants popping up throughout the garden, looking like they will bloom this year!
Oregano and Wormwood...probably growing too close together! 😁
I'm glad to see the Lemon Balm coming back nice and vigorous...it seemed to have some difficulty recovering last spring but eventually made a full comeback. I think my garden is about at its northernmost limit.
Even the Rue is showing some signs of life. I really wasn't expecting it to survive our winter, but I guess it did have plenty of insulation!
In another week or two, the spring will be in its full glory! There is so much to look forward to! 😊