Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, March 2010! My yard still looks pretty dead from the street, but a closer look reveals many harbingers of spring.
Above: a lorapetalum bloom. Below: one of three HUGE bradford pears we have. Every year I just know they're going to fall, but I can't cut them down when they are this beautiful.
Above: pansies thriving in an old compost pail. Below: a hyacinth forced a few years ago and then planted in the garden.
Above: This came with the house - bridal wreath spirea, I believe. Below: more unknown daffodils.
Above: grape hyacinth (muscari). Below: a different lorapetalum.
Above: the camellia that's been blooming since late October. Below: the azalea that is preparing to bloom for the first time ever (prior homeowners planted it in full sun in a hole of pure clay - we transplanted it three years ago).
Above: violets popping up in the yard. Below: a two-story camellia beginning to bloom.
Above: tiny and precious new daffodils! Below: a bradford pear branch forced inside.