There is a lot happening in the garden today. Survivors of a long winter and (up until now) cold spring, are clamouring to get out of the soil.
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Allium probably won't bloom for another month, but it's still a beautiful plant.
Arundo donax will be 10 feet tall in August
This Aucuba looks pretty good given that it is in full sun. Shade grown specimens usually suffer less winter burn.
Bergenia Solar Flare.
Brunnera Jack Frost always blooms on Mother's Day.
Corypantha survived the winter.
As did the 3' tall Cylindropuntia.
Erica carries it's blooms all winter, but the real show is in spring.
Fargesia robusta with new culms already 12-24"
Hebe suffered little winter damage.
Helleborus Betty Ranicar
New foliage emerging on the Larch.
Magnolia g. DD Blanchard keep surprising me with very little winter burn. Location, location, location. It's on the east side of the house.
A fragrant yellow Muscari
Omphalodes Starry Eyes is a real gem.
As is Polygala buxifolia
Christmas fern (Polystichum)
After skipping last spring, Rhododendron Blue Peter looks ready to bloom.
The bloom on Sanguinaria plena is short lived but spectacular.
Skimmia is one of the strongest broad leaved evergreens in my garden.
Viburnum rhytidophyllum is getting ready to flower.
Even the Finches are enjoying spring.