The first of the flowering trees and shrubs to bloom each year, planted August, 1996, Forsythia intermedia
Backdrop of green pines and forest
Acer palmatum 'Dissectum' opening foliage and seedpods
"Let me show you my petticoats" *blush*
Beautiful low creeper, accepts any and all abuse
New foliage on pieris
Heirloom Johnny Jumpups
Malus (crabapple) with friend
The original tree died. I cut it back, and didn't get to pulling the stump for several weeks. It resprouted into a beautiful redbud bush. I call it the Phoenix.
Azalea 'Blaauw's Pink' - It's a mess 355 days a year. But for 10 days, it invariably earns its keep.
Azalea 'Blauuw's Pink'
Named 'worm tree' by the DH, this is about to stun the neighborhood. You'll see it in full dress soon.
Full bloom. Local garden center find.
A shot of the shrub
An unusually variegated Japanese peony. This one has a good acquisition story. Ask me.
Simple little grape hyacinth, but different: white lip, darker cap