coming soon to a garden near you (if you live near me)

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I'm so excited for my garden to come back to life! The daffodils are already starting to Frankenstein their way up through the hard-packed mulch. The only green, dull and drab though it is, that remains in my garden year-round is from yucca, Moonshadow Euonymus, a particularly stubborn rhododendron, and myrtle.  Other than those few puffs, the grass and a topiary evergreen tree stand alone against the white, brown, and grey of winter garden,

I just ordered several flowers for this upcoming season...

  • Blue Delphinium (larkspur)
  • Ranunculus
  • Nova Needle Asters
  • Appleblossom Snapdragons

Photos are from EdenBrothers.com, where I order my bulbs and seeds.

Last year, I added a few new flower types to my landscape, including an orange hibiscus that my boys picked for Mother's Day, these purple allium that make me feel like I'm a Seuss character, some multi-colored tulips (clearance bulbs!), and a Japanese anemone from my aunt (that one is not my photo).

And because I'm just like this and into flowers, here are my favorites from years past, the first three photographed by a friend. These are two thumbelina zinnias (which turned out to be ENORMOUS--4 feet at least, not the 12-18" I'd hoped), various daylilies, and pink columbine.

The flowers appear on the earth,
    the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
    is heard in our land.

Song of Solomon 2:12