A splash of yellow or white in the sunshine heralds the coming of spring. This year, many spring flowers are blooming early, and some — like the pansies in my flower boxes — have not stopped blooming.
During my trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, I bought some orchids to add some brightness to my window sill.
Meanwhile, outside the window, my flowering bulbs began their annual display. We planted these bulbs more than twenty years ago — a lot of work but well worth the effort.
The end of winter and beginning of spring has been exceptionally warm in New Jersey. When I looked outside on the first day of spring, many more bulbs had burst into bloom, as it they knew the date and had waited until then to start their show.
I love daffodils. Unlike many tulips and hyacinths, they spread and look better year after year. If you’re thinking of planting spring bulbs, you can’t go wrong with daffodils. Plant them in the fall, and you will enjoy many years of spring beauty with no further work. You can buy the bulbs at garden centers and many other retail stores, but catalogs offer a wider variety of sizes, shapes, and color combinations.
One final photo — I can’t leave out the flowering trees. They tend to be smaller than standard trees, so they are great for small yards. Spring beauty and summer shade in one lovely package.
Enjoy the beauty!