This little collection of troughs sits at the entrance to our back garden. I always think of them as a kind of movie poster in the theater lobby, a preview of what's to come in the garden.
Erythronium dens-canis, the dog tooth violets, making a good show after a few years.
Tulipa 'Lady Jane'. I love love love this tulip. It's beautiful before and during bloom. I think I planted 8 or 10 bulbs about 5 years ago. They seem to be happy.
Fritillaria uva-vulpis. These graceful lovelies are happy in the wet area on the edge of the bog. Most of them survived the stomping of last week's underage birthday party guests.
Bloodroot coming up in the midst of iris. It always looks like a fungus to me and I think "oh no! before I realize what it is.
Fothergilla 'Mt Airy' budding out in front of the rose trellis. Yum.
Hosta 'Sagae'. It's a big one later on.
Cheery spring mix. The peonies will take over when the daffs and hellebores fade. That Carol Mackie daphne in the background deserves a post of its own when it blooms.
Lots of hypertufa troughs are fully cured and unwrapped, or very close. More on that later.