I can't believe how pretty the Crimson King Norway Maple is at the moment, the leaves are such a vibrant red colour, and since they're still so small it reminds me a little of a Japanese Maple.
I finally got my little signs distributed in appropriate spots In The Garden.
Here is a surprise tulip, the only one in the bed. I didn't think there were any tulips left here, but you never know what will come up.
I'm always happy to see the Ivory Halo Dogwood in the spring, I really love this shrub, it is gorgeous in the shade and is very reliable. It is just starting to leaf out, but should be full & lush soon.
The lilac shrub is getting ready to open, it was 1/2 in the sun 1/2 in the shade this morning, so I took this picture. I like the way it turned out.
Here are a few tulips which just opened, they are from my 'blue' mix, although the darker ones have yet to open. I like the pretty edges on this one, and the interesting shape of the one below...
The Polemonium is setting nice flower buds. After reading Northern Shade's warning about powdery mildew, I gave it a strict talking to and told it that if it misbehaved, it would have to go. Pretty blue flowers or not. We'll see what happens...
And here are some little dwarf arctic (?) irises I was given by a friend last year. It's nice to see them come up & bloom.
I'll buy the rest of my bedding plants today and get the containers planted this weekend. So glad the warm weather is finally here!
(Can anyone tell me if my pictures are decent? I have to lower the image size to about 500kb due to my slow connection and since I only work on a netbook now the images I see are quite small. I use a very basic camera and am not looking for professional type pics, but want them to at least be reasonably clear. Tx)