The garden is beginning to look like a garden instead of a messy leftover patch of brown beyond the lawn! I've actually been cleaning it up a bit, and flowers have started to bloom, just the smallest ones yet. But a lot of green leaves are bursting out of the ground fast.
Of course it's Dandelion season, and they're scattered across the lawn; soon there will be lots more. If we could only get over our prejudice against it as a weed, a prime reason herbicides are used on lawns, we might appreciate this very beautiful and remarkably hardy flower!
My favourite emerging plants are the ferns, which always emerge in the form of fiddleheads. This is the first Christmas Fern frond, about 2" across.
And this is a Maidenhair Fern fiddlehead, only yet about 1/4" across and 1/2" high, glowing in the evening sun.
This Fritillaria is probably the most interesting flower in the garden at the moment; both blooms are from one plant.
I always like the Grape Hyacinths, and the splash of bright blue they provide.
And we do have a few Daffodils in bloom, though not many.
It's really the time of the Primroses, and we have about half a dozen different colours. As you can see by my selection, I like the bright ones!
And fnially, the first spikes of Hostas are emerging, just a very few yet. Once they've emerged and the leaves grown, they are the backbone of our garden, with dozens of varieties. There'll be pictures in June or July.