The Tulips at Client #1's were exceedingly lovely today. Alas I am there during the height of full on sun, which is not a good time for pictures. I am getting used to the notion that even if there is an inch of snow on the ground up here, things down there in Clyde will be very different. I needed to get in a day of work before turning my focus on the cabin for the next few days.
By the time I got home late this afternoon the snow was long gone. The snow white radial dishes of the Candytuft, Iberis sempervirens don't seem to cause any snow angst. Against the brown and greening backdrop, it is captivating and vibrant. White is the new yellow.
The late blooming Daffodils look to have a lot of nodders. The flowers point down on many of them. The backside of this one is quite nice. Can you imagine breeding for the backside of a flower?
The heavy snow burst yesterday did a number on many of the remaining Daffodils. They don't look like they will be standing all the way up again. The wet snow bent many of the flower stalks. There are still plenty left and some that have not bloomed yet.
The few larger Tulips up here have produced some blooms. A patch of the smaller "naturalizing" Tulips will be opening shortly.
A yellow Primrose, a Primula species, down in the sunny utility meadow.
Then the camera's battery died and it was getting to dark to put in the other one and go back out again.
Soon I will have access to more flowers for Bloom Days. Mrs Client #2 has hired me to restore this once very nice and tidy flower garden. They seem a bit hesitant to give me free range on the property. After listening to my parent's tribulations trying to find reliable help for their Florida garden, and being that I am the neighbor across the street, I can understand some hesitancy on Client #2's part. I'll just have to work my magic on them.
And look what I found in there, a Lupine. A lot of Lupine.
I was told it has a blue flower. I can't wait to collect some seed from a Lupine that is totally acclimated to this mountain.
Don't forget to visit Garden Bloggers Bloom Day headquarters at May Dreams Gardens.