Spring is starting with a bang in the group of troughs on the desk. It's so nice to see some color after a long, mean March. (Yellow and purple = Minnesota Viking team colors, I know).
The purple is aubrieta x cultorum 'Joy'
What a sight for sore eyes.
The yellow in front of the pine is alyssum montanum 'Tekara'.
It hurts my retinas.
This shy little pasqueflower is pulsatilla pratenis 'Bohemia'.
Old reliable arabis alp. caucasica 'Snowball'.
And finally, though not in the troughs, is the annual blink-and-you-missed-it blooming of the bloodroot in the backyard.