Monday, March 17, 2014

New this weekend in the pleasure grounds

Among species tulips, we've been enjoying Lilac Wonder and Clusiana flowers. A visitor got right down close and informed us that Lilac Wonders have a strong and spicy scent, and it's true; they do. Other new flowers are Thalia, Flower Record, and Sun Disc. Red lettuce has volunteered and so has Tithonia. Pink oxalis is in bloom. Clematis vines are springing up anew. Geranium narcissus blooms should open very soon; they are prolific this year. An early hummingbird was prospecting yesterday among the hyacinths and narcissi.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring and more spring

The pear tree is more spectacular than it has ever been. Today there are two stalks of Thalia in bloom. The grass is beginning to green up. Leaves are dropping like rain from the live oak trees. This image shows a double blue-violet anemone and a stalk of Suzy narcissus.