Last of the Late Spring Flowers

Spring in Eastern Pennsylvania, it was fleeting perhaps lasting days

Bearded Iris by the labyrinth in the lower garden

After a second never-ending winter we looked forward to warmer weather

Bearded Iris by the chicken coop minus the chickens

Days where Gaia slowly awakened, stretching her arms to the sun

Bearded Iris rescued from the old home

This year she opened her eyes, threw off her blanket and rose quickly to meet the sun

Northern Lights Deciduous Azalea

Summer rushed in and her flowers drooped, grass died and seedlings burned

Bearded Iris

I may love the hotter weather but I can’t help worry about shorter transitions

Northern Lights Deciduous Azalea northern side of home

Parrot tuilps by potting shed

Parroting

Every garden has corners, alcoves, hidden recesses

Tulips

Vignettes only appreciated from unusual perspectives

Tulips by the potting shed

Plantings that make your heart leap

Parrot tuilps by potting shed

Flowers that are coveted

Parrot Tulip

My small planting of Parrot Tulips makes my heart leap and fills me with pride that they continue to survive

The potting shed and parrot tulips

A few years ago I created this post chronicling the history of these amazing plants don’t forget to click on the title to check it out!

Parrot Tulips – A Magnificent Mutation

Parrot Tulip 2

Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip

Late – April Garden Walk

Reseeded Hellebore flower

Reseeded Hellebore flower

Daffodil and Hyacinth flowers in front garden

Daffodil and Hyacinth flowers in front garden

 Not only day-to-day

Reseeded Hellebore flowers

Reseeded Hellebore flowers

But moment to moment a garden changes

Dutchman's Breeches after the rain

Dutchman’s Breeches after the rain

A shadow cast, sun rays illuminating

Sumac stand reflected in pond near labyrinth in lower gardens

Sumac stand reflected in pond near labyrinth in lower gardens

Creatures warming on heated rocks

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Birds stealth-like movements

Flicker photo taken with Nikon Coolpix P150

Flicker Photo taken with Nikon Coolpix P150

Flowers in bloom

Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip

Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip

Green prevails

Hellebore flower

Hellebore flower

Life is organic – life is change

Siberian Squill - Scilla and Euonymus

Siberian Squill – Scilla and Euonymus

Enjoy every moment

Wood stump sculpture In front flower bed

Wood stump sculpture In front flower bed

Mid-April – Garden Walk

Hyacinth flower

I often forget that without winters there would be no spring

Glory of the Snow flowers

In environments adapted to the seasonal clock

The vegetable garden ready for plantimg

Flora and fauna need time to rest, to rejuvenate

Laceleaf maple in front of home

The earth needs her sleep in order to be revitalized

Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica striped squill flower

But when she wakes

Iris flower

The gifts she gives to us for enduring an endless white landscape are beyond compare

Trumpet daffodil flower

Enjoy the gardens – Thank you for taking a moment of your time to

“walk the gardens with me”

Iris flower