These photos were taken in our garden over about a week's time. The bouquet in the first photo is now faded and I dumped it this morning. I'll be back out when the rain stops to put together a new one.
After planting the same thing year after year we made some changes last fall when we planted this year's bulb order. Since nothing much was growing well on this wall anymore, due to lack of sun, we planed an assortment of Hosta there, and planted tulips between them. As the Hostas grow, the tulips will finish and be removed.
We also couldn't get our favorite purple bulbs, so our color mix doesn't have quite the same WOW effect. We'll make adjustments next fall.
My old coal bucket planter needed refreshing. I bought the red cordyline and found the rest of the material in Tom's nursery.
When we were at Roozengaarde' s tulip display last year, Tom really liked these fringed tulips. so we ordered some for our garden.
I do love orange and purple together.
These bright beauties are just opening under the apple trees.
While we do want the weather to warm up, we also are happy that the chilly days are prolonging the tulip show on into May.
Happy May Day!