As the temperatures slowly rise and the sun shines brighter here in the Pacific Northwest, my garden awakens. Here are a few of the lovelies in my garden that are beckoning me to come out and play right now:
The Bleeding Hearts are one of the first flowers to bloom in my shade garden.
The day before I took this photo it had rained. The raindrops catch the light in such a way that they look like diamonds, don’t you think?
This year I also planted a white variety in the shade section of my front garden. I hope it does well there.
When I first began gardening, I put a lot of perennial plants in, which looked great during its season. However in the winter I had nothing but a bunch of dead-looking sticks in the yard! Since then I’ve added more evergreens to provide a foundation for my garden, like this lovely low-growing Dwarf Birds Nest Spruce.
The Mexican Orange shrub is also an evergreen and has these lovely white blossoms in the Spring, which are pictured here co-mingled with orange Azalea blossoms.
Euphorbia is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest and this variety of ‘rigida’ is also evergreen.
There is a Euphorbia variety called ‘fireglow’ that is perennial, dying down every fall, then comes up again in the Spring. They get to about 3 feet tall and send runner roots.
This particular variety of Azalea is perennial called Arneson Gem ‘exbury’. The orange of these blossoms is so intense, people walking by from across the street, stop and ask me what this plant is!
There is so much more, which I will share with you on my next post! In the meantime, thank you so much for stopping by.