Last fall I blogged about planting the bulbs that I bought a little haphazardly and in great quantities. But all the hard work paid off, because they are (were?) blooming beautifully. [We're currently in the middle of a spring blizzard, so the blooms might be impacted by the wind and snow.] Last weekend the bulbs were beautiful--not quite the swaths of daffodils they have in England, but not bad for Windsor, Colo. Even a little color after a long winter is welcome.
I have to admit that the hyacinths are my current favorite, just because they smell so wonderful. With the windows open, you can even smell them indoors--a gentle, sweet odor.
|Daffodils and hyacinth|
I still love the "minor" bulbs--the little guys that you need to stoop down to appreciate. One is the reticulated iris. The patterns in the flower are spectacular.
|Reticulated iris. It had just sprinkled, so I caught the droplets on the flower.|
I have crocus in yellow, white, and purple. The yellow ones were especially cute this spring. Is it just me, or if spring was a color, it would be yellow?
|Yellow crocus...on their way out.|
The tulips have yet to open (or they were eaten by rabbits). And there are more daffodils waiting for their moment. I'm excited to see these bulbs multiply and increase their impact and curb appeal over the next few years. Happy spring!
|Cheerful yellow daffodils.|