Today was such a beautiful day for the flowers in the gardens, so I thought I’d take you on a quick tour of a couple of my favorites. In one more week, the crabapple trees will explode in bloom but for now, the lungwort and the daffodils are the highlights.
I love how delicate the orange ruffled edges of the center of the flower display. Dainty yet saying, look at me!
The lungwort is a beautiful spring plant that comes back every year loaded with even more of the dainty blue flowers. I love that the rest of the season the mottled variegated leaves add interest to the gardens as well. It is a plant that is very easy to divide and spread in your gardens. It creates a lovely border but does like to be protected a bit from the hot Midwest sun.
Tulips also make beautiful bulb plants; however, I have not had a lot of luck with them coming back year after year. The deer also seem to find these a delicacy.
Daffodils have always been reliable for me. Once planted they seem to thicken and come back every year. Their bright cheerful yellow color reminds me of sunshine, which is much appreciated in Springtime.
These bright pink freesia flowers are something on my wishlist for the gardens this year. The colors are so vibrant!
Thank you for taking the time to walk with me through the gardens today. If you have any gardening questions, feel free to leave me a comment and I will answer. Someday I will tell you about the 1/2 acre of perennial flower gardens we had at our previous house — one of the reasons we moved. It became too much for me and my husband to tend to with all the other hobbies we had as well.
Stay tuned for more garden pictures!