So very excited to be participating in my first Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Things are pretty slow in my zone 5 garden. Because of our proximity to Lake Michigan we're a good week to two weeks behind any zone 5ers to the west of us. I expect the Serviceberry will bloom next week (and then it will rain the next day). Right now the things that many gardeners said goodbye to a month ago are now just peaking in my garden.
Unnamed daffodil. I don't know what it is but I sure love it.
The Virginia Blue Bells and the daffodils look wonderful together right now.
The pulmonaria with the striking variegated iris behind it. I know the iris isn't blooming, but damn, that's a fine lookin' plant.
And the best blooms of all: this fantastic surprise in the woods. Is there anything better than Mother Nature doing something like this all on her own? I doubt it. And as for the trilium, I think it is the best example there is of the beauty of simplicity. Unlike a calla lily, which is almost brash in its simple elegance the trilium is humble. Three leaves, three petals. The best.