I have just added the 3 pictures I forgot to include when I first posted a few minutes ago. The hellebore I planted is in the lower right, and seems to be doing fine. I covered it with a large bowl a few nights when it got below 25 degrees.
Here's a larger view of the bed. The coral bells green up a little later in the season.
The clematises are starting to grow, too. This one in front of the porch has pretty blue flowers.
It got up to 62 today, but tomorrow, we are supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow. Heidi and I went out, and I took lots of pics, and then I didn't want to delete enough to make a post, so we went back out, and took some different ones, then deleted until there was a manageable number for a post. These will enlarge if clicked on.
When I saw this sparrow on the fence, my larger view finder was not working, so I had to guess at where the bird was, and didn't use the zoom.
There are several daffodils in the yard getting ready to bloom. I wonder if I put a bucket over them, if it would protect them from the snow. The catmint in the lower left is growing.
The hyacinths look almost ready to open. I imagine if they get snowed on, they will be finished for the season. Do any of you have experience with protecting bulbs from the snow?
I thought I had Dutch or German iris about to bloom in my previous yard walk, but they turned out to be these little blue flowers that I think are chindoxias. The green spiky plants behind them must be the iris.
The next photo shows clumps of the little blue flowers. I hope the irises bloom. The daisies are greening up nicely.
I am so excited to see the Wally daylily growing!
The pink blooming tulips don't seem to have buds yet, so hopefully, they will still bloom if they get snowed on. There is another day lily clump, and what I think are a bellflower and a balloon flower that I moved out of the front planter. Oh, I just remembered the reason I included this pic, one of the several returning delphiniums is in the lower right.
Here we have, iris, pasque flower, which I just found out is poisonous, little red spiderwort plants poking through, and on the far right are a day lily, and an amsonia that is not green yet.
Two Close-ups of pasque flower:
Now, maybe these lovely blooms will open tomorrow, and I will break down and cut them to bring inside. I don't think I've done that before, but the ones others bring in look pretty in vases. The plant next to this is a blue perennial bachelor button.
This is a different clump. These flowers are a little differently shaped than my others.
Larry doesn't know I caught him in action, untangling or putting up a wind chime. He really is good at placing things around. Aren't these pots I put in the basket cute on the bench? I had bought the rolls of barbed wire for our daughter and I to try making crafts with, but he had other ideas, and I liked them, so it's all good. I do move things around when I have a reason to, like to support a plant. I'll be moving things from around the shed to put some plants in.