The treasured hyacinths are finished blooming now and a lot of the daffodils have faded, but some are still holding up. The dry weather took its toll on the spring bulbs, shortening their bloom time.
Tulips are blooming now, and hopefully the rain will help them put on a good show.
Last week was a change of pace as I was helping out at my favorite plant nursery for a couple of days. Oh joy, what a treat to be back among the plants and fellow planters, smelling the petunias and talking gardens! I was also back to working at school after the week of Spring Break.
But this post is about spring pastels, so no more talk of frost.....
....and imagine the wonderful perfume of the hyacinths!
....and glorious blues!
Remember Max, the accident prone kitten? She's now a house cat, along with Jasmine, the cat who likes to think she's in charge. When we discovered that Max is a little lady we changed her name to Maxine...but somehow it just didn't fit, so now she's "Molly".
I can't resist posting a few more daffodil shots.
And here more hyacinths are tucked under the bright umbrella of the daffs.
The Iris are preparing to take over the show shortly.
Oh, who's that? Why it's our little buddy, Cirrel the Squirrel, who still shows up occasionally. Hi Cirrel! Are you enjoying the show?
I certainly am!
Here are the pinks just before the end. We'll have to wait a whole year to see them again.
But now the tulips take over....
.....as well as the little grape hyacinths.
There are a couple of double daffs.....
......and the happy, smiling faces......
A couple of long shots.....
....of the front yard.
And look who else is wearing their yellow coats! The American goldfinches have been serenading us with their sweet songs.