Little White Crocus was hiding under some leaves. She appreciated the comfy cover through the hard winter months but boy o’ boy does she prefer the sunshine. A little sun on Sunday morning and she leaps to bloom.
Nearby some daffodils and a fuzzy little root perennial take advantage of the sun. Mind you, we are talking about sun – not warmth. The air temperature barely broke freezing on Sunday but the garden community is not waiting for warmth this year. Sun and their own internal tickers are driving the spring explosion so far. Good thing, as the warm spring air has yet to take hold.
Gnome would like you to take a moment to appreciate the fine qualities of Clover. Poor little Clover, so often treated as a weed. Not here! Clover has a special place in our garden. Gnome thinks the hairy stems are particularly cool.
And finally a quick view of the Surprise Lillies, AKA Resurrection Lillies, AKA Naked Ladies. They will soak up the energy of the sun through the spring then disappear. Round about mid-August their delicate pink blooms will appear, seemingly out of nowhere, strangely incongruous with the season. A spring flower amidst heat and humidity during the dog days of summer. For now, they are all greenery.