The hyacinth flowers from this spring have all died back, leaving stalks of seedpods that are turning translucent and releasing their little black seeds.
That’s no moon — it’s a giant purple allium!
Squills, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, tulips — nearly all of the flowering bulbs have emerged to put on a show.
I snapped this photo of this pairing of crocus flowers for my wife, as her colors are purple and white.
Our daffodils are still going strong.
As winter fades into spring, life reemerges.
The Siberian Squill that I planted eight years ago in the sidewalk tree beds out front are still going strong, and are often the first thing on our block to bloom.
The daffodils I planted last autumn are starting to bloom.
Today’s warm weather was a fluke, but nonetheless I spotted the first sign of spring in the garden — a few early shoots pushing up from bulbs that were planted last autumn.
How is this my life? Planting daffodil bulbs at night, in the rain.
Total of ten sidewalk treebeds successfully planted tonight, with between one and four dozen daffodil bulbs each, plus a sprinkling of wildflower seeds from a field in the Hudson Valley that we visited this summer. Thank goodness I’m almost done with the autumn planting!