A big, fuzzy Lamb’s Ear prepares to shoot out its beautiful, blooming stalk in a vertical ascent towards Heaven.Feathery old Yarrow is joined by the ubiquitous Purple.The traditional spring cast of Daffodils, Tulips and Grape Hyacinth come into their own…Lilac, Queen of the spring bushes, gathers energy from the ever increasing sunshine.The early gang of root perennials comes up and shows who survived the severe winter.
The daisy cousins, Shasta and Oxeye. Both tried to stay out all winter. Both failed. The repeated plummets to 15 degrees below zero sent them scurrying for cover but they are back now, ready for an awesome season. Cranesbill Geranium and Purple Coneflower appear to be on friendly terms today but they will be locked in a pitched battle for sunshine and fresh air in a few weeks.The Hostas thank their lucky stars that they are shade loving plants in a sun lovers garden. So far, they don’t have to compete for precious resources, each specimen enjoying ample space and just enough light.Stone Bunny has moved to be closer to the Spearmint. She’s worried that we won’t have enough mint for the mint juleps at the big Kentucky Derby Party in a few weeks. That is not an acceptable condition!!! Bunny is there to encourage the mint to work really hard at growing its tasty little leaves. Don’t worry if you can’t see the mint. Neither can Bunny. That’s why she’s there!Bloodroot, typically a forest dweller, blooms in the gardens amidst the pokey leaves of the Yucca plant.Mary oversees it all from amidst the Aunt Setta Grass, eternally optimistic, thrilled for the good energy of life and growth spreading around her.