I think it's all the more special because we had to wait just that much longer for it this year. The temperatures have also risen dramatically in the last few days and I'm going to guess that a lot of things are going to just grow like crazy.
What's blooming this morning includes the muscari (grape hyacinths) in the foreground. I just love these little upward standing flowers and their addition of the wonderful blue contrast to anything else that is blooming. Behind them are my full-size daffodils and the little 'tete-a-tete' ones, which are just starting to fade. Also back there are two clusters of tulips I planted last fall. The red ones are called patriotically named 'Canadian Liberator' and the pink ones are adorably called 'Sugar Love'.
I made a concerted effort, last fall, to plant bulbs where their foliage would be hidden behind other plants after their blooming period. Not sure how successful I was, but we'll see later.
|Tulipa 'Canadian Liberator' in foreground|
|Tulipa 'Sugar Love'|