Chloris at The Blooming Garden writes a monthly roundup of the best things in her garden in any given month and has decided to make the day the 23rd of each month so that others may join her.
There is no shortage of choice this month as spring has come to My Hesperides Garden and it is such a pleasure to walk around each day to see what is newly flowering and watch progress on buds that are slowly opening.
One thing I can see from the kitchen table is the progress of the Wisteria, extra special this year after loosing all the blooms last year to the Beast from the East!
It is as if the colour was waiting for today to show. in another couple of days I think it will be open completely. There are so many buds, I’m so excited to see it flowering.
Usually Viburnum burkwoodii is the first to flower but this year carlessii beat it by a couple of days.
Thalia are gorgeous, I need to pick more to bring into the house as they have a delicious perfume.
Another white spring flower and another that is delicately perfumed.
Both these Euphorbias seed prolifically in the gravel so I’m able to lift them and place them where I want them. They have been the most obvious statement of spring’s arrival; luckily they work well as a back drop to all the spring bulbs and then continue to look attractive even in the heat of summer.
Suddenly the foliage of the bearded Iris is growing too, another month and they will be flowering too.
Just behind the Hyacinths you can just see Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’, which has been a great success this year.
There has been blossom in profusion from the fruit trees but I only have an image of the miniature flowering peach (I think that is what it is but each year I forget!!!
Then of course there are tulips
I love how the sun shines through their leaves
I’ve rather lost count, but I think that is ten! Spring is here now in Italy, the cold wind we’ve been experiencing all month has finally dropped and it is wonderfully warm. Do visit Chloris and perhaps find ten things you’d like to share from your garden too.