I took an opportunity this week to capture photos of some of our blooming plants. I started with the double flowering cherry tree. I believe it is a Kwanzan cherry, and it was literally covered in fluffy pink blossoms this spring.
Most of the blossoms have now fallen on the ground.
Some have fallen on the concrete pavers stacked beneath the tree. With a tree this pretty, I can put up with the mess of the fallen blossoms.
Other blooming plants are still going strong. The strawberries are still blooming like crazy, which is a good thing because I had to replant half the beds, and the more blooms we have the more strawberries we should have. You can even see a small green strawberry forming between the two white blossoms. It won’t be long now!
This potted Grolau chive plant has some beautiful blossoms on it right now. I better think about making some chive blossom vinegar soon. It’s a once a year event.
Over in the Shade Garden, the sweet woodruff is now covered in dainty little white blossoms. In the past I have had problems getting this plant to grow, but in this spot it is growing like a weed – though a beautiful one. The little froggie is holding court, with two of our zillions of Albo-marginata hostas in the background.
The fragrant, nodding little white flowers of the lily of the valley plants are right around the corner, also loving their shady spot.
Many other plants are only now getting ready to bloom. This Apache thornless blackberry is showing a little bit of color in the blossoms.
The black raspberry is budding, but not nearly ready to open yet.
And we are waiting patiently for the broccoli to begin showing the beginning of it’s blossoms, when we will cut the heads and start the harvest.
So many things are going on in Spring, perhaps that’s why I love this time of year so much!