2019: A Spring to Remember

A favorite vignette with Enkianthus c. ‘Sikokianus’ and Acer palmatum ‘Chishio Improved’

It’s been a while since we’ve had a cool, moist  (wet…maybe really wet) lengthy spring.  Most years, April gives us a wintry mix; we get 2 weeks of spring in May, and then summer-like weather hits us by Memorial Day and we soon start praying for rain. Not this year. The flowering trees and shrubs have been putting on a show unlike any other year in recent memory.  Here are a few joyful images from the past 6 weeks.

Arisaema fargesii foliage emerging

Glaucidium palmatum, the lovely wood poppy bloomed for us for the first time!

Art imitating Life

Clematis recta ‘Lime Close’ growing up through Kolwitzia

Leucosceptrum ‘Gold Angel’ effectively disguising Allium foliage!!!!

Kolwitzia ‘Dreamcatcher’, aka Beautybush’

Epimedium ‘Domino’ has continued to throw off flowers since late April, and here it is mid June!

Paeonia ‘Bartzella’

Right now the variegated Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’ is stunning with thousands of 3-4″ flowers.

What plants totally blew you away with their beauty this spring?

3 thoughts on “2019: A Spring to Remember”

  1. What fabulous photos, Kathy! Thank you for sharing them. And yes, in spite of my frustration with the weather, the flowering plants are spectacular this year.

  2. Sooo gorgeous, makes me ache! I’m glad I don’t live closer to your garden, or I’d kill myself.
    My crazy DC garden has also never looked better (albeit still crazy…nothing like yours), but I lost a couple pulmonaria “high contrast” which I had nursed from babyhood…and they’re hard to source, plus several caldiums I planted a week too early. Oh well…you provide great inspiration!

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