As we prepare for the season here at the nursery, filling pots and tending to gardens, the first plants to emerge and bloom are keeping us company.These tough little plants are flowering while so many others are just beginning to send up an indication of new growth. Hepatica nobilis with its deep blue flowers are quite striking against the still somewhat drab landscape.The leaves of Hepatica are evergreen, with the onset of flowers, last year’s leaves will start to brown and fade making way for the new leaves, these will come as the plant finishes blooming. Cardamine glandulosa forms a nice clump of purplish green foliage and a deeper purple flower, it too is courageously blooming at the moment. What I am loving the most right now are some of the primulas that are flowering among their deep green and crinkled foliage.
Here are few more photos of what’s currently blooming in our spring gardens….
On Saturday, we will be giving a talk on the ‘early risers’ and ephemerals that grace the gardens during the early days of spring. The class is full, and we are grateful to be sharing information and a view of the gardens at this time of year. Please remember our opening day is Saturday, April 30th…..see you then!