BLOOMIN' PERENNIALS

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Crocus

Come up like clockwork first week of February

Snowdrop

Often the first

Scilla

Spreading like mad, from seed I guess.

Miniature Iris

They're up. Will they bloom this year?  Guess not.

Daffodil

The first really elaborate bloom.

Tulip, (orange, yellow)

Varied and long-lasting.

Myrtle

= Periwinkle, Vinca

Forsythia

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White Lily

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Grape Hyacinth

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Hyacinth

I'd better move them out from under the evergrowing spruce.

Guinea Hen Flower

Frittillaria   White bells

Bleeding Heart

Remarkably cute.
Sort of gory if you really think about it.

Cherry (fruit)

Sweet cherry in back yard blooms first. I hope it fruits this year.
Tree by gate has provided beautiful blooms and a gallon or three of pie cherries for more than a decade now.

violets

white, purplish, and a few yellow

Spring Beauty

Transplanted from my parents' yard.

Plum

Red leaves, pink flowers beautiful against the green wall. No fruit yet.

Azalea

So brilliant a red that the pictures don't come out right.

Crabapple

Never so lush as this year.

Lilac

Beautiful again, to see and to smell.

Lily of the Valley

It's really trying to take over three or four areas.

Iris

Over a dozen this year! They like that I took out the day lilies. Each bloom lasts 2 days.

Wisteria

Lots more flowers than in previous years.

Comfrey

High in B12, but tastes fuzzy.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

.Really makes that part of the yard look like wild woods.

Chives

And they're nice in salads

Columbine

Just lovely. Ornate yet tasteful.

Black Cherry

Taller than the house. The birds love it. Good for climbing too.

Geranium

modestly purply pink

Peony

Blooms too heavy for the stem to support. I never saw a wild one.

Rose

Breathteaking, briefly

Honeysuckle

Wonderful pervasive aroma

Evening Primrose

Yellow blooms

Fever few

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Privet

.The illusion of privacy, with understated white blooms.

Onion

.Surprisingly dramatic

Day Lily

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Clover

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Mustard

.Self-seeding for 30 years; how perennial can you get?

Queen Anne's Lace

.Delicate white butterfly bait (or ants)

Helleborine

.An orchid, if you look closely

Sunflower

.Well, self-seeding rather than perennial

Hosta

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Hydrangea

.Big balls of color. Ours are blue.

Mint

.Too much to use; a wonderful aroma

Tansy

Gangly, but the flowers are cute.

Chrysanthemum

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Toad Lily

Exquisite delicate white with purple markings, late when we need flowers again.

Jerusalem Artichoke

.Blooms like tiny sunflowers, late. Roots look like ginger, crunch like water chestnut.

Cyclamen

.Dramatically beautiful late in the season

 

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