Day by day in the pleasure grounds
Monday brought the first appearances of hawera, ranunculus (orange ones), and lots of swallowtail butterflies. Hundreds of honeybees were attracted to the allium flowers. Cedar waxwings visited on Tuesday. On Wednesday we noticed two new colors of sweetpeas and some buds on the one-dollar clematis. There's a different variety of pink Dutch hyacinths at Spike's corner, with a fine fragrance. Each day brings more and more Lilac Wonder species tulips. A poet's narcissus was open this morning, Geranium narcissus, we think.