While it is beautiful and peaceful in the Garden right now, there is one thing obviously missing... You! It leaves a large hole in the Garden's heart. We know you miss the Garden too, so this will be a longer post for your viewing pleasure.
Tulip (Tulipa cv.)
Here is an occasional Tulip you might see in the Garden. We don't have many because the squirrels love to eat them.
Hardy Living Stone (Aloinopsis spathulata)
This ground-level plant can be easy to miss when not in bloom.
Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis)
If you are ever near this plant and smell a skunk, chances are it might be this flower.
Little Beauty Tulip (Tulipa humilis 'Little Beauty)
Another Tulip! This Tulip is growing in the Water Conservation Garden.
Turkish Speedwell (Veronica liwanensis)
These flowers are tiny but in mass plantings they sure do stand out.
Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
I like big buds! This is a leaf bud about to open up.
Roundlobe Hepatica (Hepatica americana)
Windflower (Anemone blanda)
Most of what you see here, with the daisy-like purple and white flowers, are Windflower. The taller, white-flowered clump is Roundlobe Hepatica.
Snow Leopard Cholla (Cylindropuntia whipplei 'Snow Leopard')
As seen in the Water Conservation Garden. A personal favorite of mine because it keeps its cool all year round.
Between the wonderfully fragrant smell of these Blireana Plum blossoms (Prunus x blireana) and the stunning scene, I think I'll stand here for a while.
Spotted Blue Violet (Viola sororaria 'Freckles')
I have no words for how cute these are. They are growing in the Herb Garden.
Take care of yourselves and we look forward to having you in the Garden again.
Photos by Heidi M. Simper