This is the front of the house. It faces south, but gets shade when the tree leafs out.
A closer view:
(Notice the 2 hellebore blooms in the top left part of the photo.)
Party dress hellebore:
I'm pleased the bleeding heart is coming up under the tree.
This lady's mantle is under the tree, also.
A brother-in-law came to see the kitchen when I was out cleaning up, and I didn't make it back out to get last year's growth on the aster by the sidewalk.
When the sun is shining, these crocus open up wide.
The area to the west of the previous bed:
This is the area created last year when the new street and curbs were put in. I am pleased that most of the plants are coming up.
It looks like all of the daylilies are coming up.
The several kinds of sedums are poking through.
The pink tulips and lots of other things are coming up in the front yard bed that was started in 2007.
This is the second year for these. I think they are some kind of little iris. I'll have to look them up in my blog when I get a chance.
The surprise lilies are up. They didn't bloom last year, which would have been their first year to bloom. I wondered if they had died. I'm glad I didn't plant anything in their space.
The agastache is borderline in our area. (I'm pretty sure that's what this is.) It looks healthy and strong.
These beds have lots of plants ready for a new season of growing.
Soon we'll be enjoying chives. Yippee!
Thanks for all the encouraging comments on my kitchen posts. I've been rearranging, and probably will some more. We are enjoying it a lot!