The Holly while pretty has some sharp spiny leaves.
Not a big deal if you stay away from them BUT
they fall in to the garden beds all the time and I just
manage to find them with my bare hands.
Aside from that the Holly does add year round beauty.
This Primrose has been out of the rains we were having
which helped it keep flowering beautifully.
An easy to grow plant, preferring a bit of shade, or
go buy some new ones each spring from your local garden center.
Down the street and around the corner these trees are flowering.
I think they are some type of plum, in the summer when we go for walks
little cherry size plums are all over the place.
Regardless these blooms with the beautiful blue sky for a backdrop;
This forsythia is flowering down the street from my house.
I have to say it has more blooms on it than any forsythia I've ever seen.
From what I've read there are newer varieties that are more prolific bloomers
and one of those needs to be in my yard!
Do you like green and blue? These are such calming colors, I think
they need to be appreciated more in the natural spaces.
This is from the bottom looking up in the raspberry patch. Nope, no raspberries-
just missing berries. I think I ate them all!
This is one of the shady moments in the garden. Monarda or as it is more
commonly known; bee balm, growing in the middle of a curly willow.
Rose Campion grows in the background. In case you haven't come
across bee balm before it smells of Earl Gray tea and is
loved by hummingbirds.
These are the flower buds
of an Oregon Grape which isn't really a grape!
This is actually a Mahonia, the grape comes from
the description of the berries it produces. Delicious berries?
That depends, may I suggest you don't try to eat them raw.
Raw=super pucker! Cooked with a bit of sugar
and these produce the most delightful flavor; almost