I love the progression of Spring.
Each week brings some new spectacular blooms
The colors are so bright – so clear.
The weather allows me to spend hours in the garden
Soaking it all in.
Nothing renews me like the slow progression
of my garden emerging from the earth
or the cracks in the patio bricks.
Not this year.
It’s as if John Phillip Sousa has come back to town
and is conducting a fast march through the season.
I was planning on writing about a single plant this week
Early in the week I was drooling over my wisteria.
Driving around town taking pictures of wisteria all over town.
Gay discovered this one in our neighborhood.
It’s at least 30 feet high and has attached itself to a tree row between 2 houses.
Then Debra’s gift of OSU tulips began to open as a nice buttery yellow
and ended the week a great orange.
Next the Parrot Tulip Blumex began to open
I can’t stop taking pictures of them.
It’s all happening way to fast.
After all it’s only the 31st of March.
Roses are budding
actually the first bloomed TODAY!
Iris are also on the fast track with lots of buds popping up.
But the most breathtaking gift of the day is my
Japanese Tree Peony
You may remember it from last year.
Bought it at least 10 years ago.
Tiny, expensive root it was.
Transplanted to two different gardens.
Accidentally sliced it in half at one point.
Waited patiently – most of the time.
This year it has 14 giant buds.
They open at night
So on a spring morning I am surprised .
This morning I was as my mother would say “flabbergasted”
SIX blooms the size of my hand
Since it’s so very warm I’ve put my green market umbrella over it
To give it shade.
Because the blooms don’t last long.
So…if you want to bask in its glory.
Better come tomorrow!