Since I posted pictures of our first spring garden flower, the tiny blue Iris, a week ago today, the snow has disappeared and we've had several actually warm days. More flowers are just popping up in the garden overnight!
We really need to splurge and get more of these early spring flowers; they're so nice to see in the otherwise brown April garden. These Snowdrops were the next to emerge, in three different spots.
There was even a bee going from blossom to blossom as I took pictures. I'm not one for 'manicuring' a picture, but I really should have moved that white stick out of the background!
Today the first two blooms on the Pasque flower emerged, just a little late for Easter. Last year was the first for this plant, and it's going to have a lot more blossoms this year.
This afternoon I noticed that the first crocus had emerged, among the mulch beside the new cement patio we had built late last summer adding a bright flash of colour.
They're really worth a close look, and I think we have several other colours coming along soon.
I had to stop at a neighbour's place to get these Winter Aconite blooms. One of the earliest of the spring flowers here, I'd like to get some for our own garden.
And I've noticed that those tiny dwarf Iris seem to have spread a lot; there are quite a few more plants than last year, still blooming brightly.