Only new stuff today...nary a Cerinthe, Loropetalum or Succulent in sight (or at least in focus). A rainy week has given way to a pristine, sunny Sunday; 70 degrees with a blue sky and a few new things blooming.
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Like this plum tree in front of my sweetheart's house: probably as perfect today as it will ever be, just that right balance of blossom, bud, leaf and bee. And it will decorate your car for free!
Next in line is Crabapple 'Prairie Fire' who will be a bit of a teenager this year; can't wait to see how she's settled in with me.
The official First Poppy of the Year. She was taking her sweet time opening up, so I gave her some privacy and concentrated on the others for a bit...
...like the purple-leafed sport on my Euphorbia 'Helena's Blush' (which I should probably remove) that is starting to bloom. I have to admit, this is one variety I prefer for the leaf, not the bloom, which isn't very graceful. Nice at this stage, though.
The Woolly Thyme is perking up; shot this close you can see how it gets its name...
Back to Miss Poppy, and there she is, still wet from the rain. There is no orange more gold than this. In case you don't know, she's Escholtzia californica, California Poppy, our state flower.
HummerWatch 2010 continues, not sure if we have hatchlings yet. Poor thing was quite thoroughly tossed around during our recent windy storms.
One last shot of spring for you. If perfect pink blooms against a bright blue sky don't cheer you up, hang in there; your own will be here soon!