Seems when I’m home in Vancouver, my photos are all about what is growing in my gardens and around the neighborhood, and when I’m at home in Long Beach, my snaps are of birds and beach critters! Amy has invited us to feature the colors of April so here is another batch of flora!
I love to look up at a clear blue sky through the screen of bright yellow forsythia. An early bloomer, the shrub is somewhat unwieldy, needing hard pruning, however its yellow blossoms yield to a bright light green leaves as the flowers fade.
Grape Hyacinth naturalize and spread yearly. These were nestled amid the green grass looking like there should be an Easter egg hiding nearby!
Flowering Quince in the foreground is enhanced by forsythia in the background.
Naturalizing together, jonquils, hyacinth and candytuft make a pretty pattern in this corner.
One of my most fragrant lilacs is just starting to bloom.
Evergreen Hydrangea trails along the hand rail to my front door. The flowers bloom early, and hardy, dark green leaves soften the hard edge of steel and brick all summer long.
Jello, the fairest flower of all, tucked into one of her favorite “forts” in the back yard!
Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate onward. Please mask-up and stay safe.🐾