Don't you love to see a plan come to fruition, or at least appear to be on it's way? While cleaning up the back garden I took notice of a variety of white flowers in bloom or about to open right now. This is a big deal for me as I had set a goal, but didn't realize I was accomplishing it, to add more white or light colored plants to the backyard. It's the part of the garden we look out on most often, thanks to a picture window at the back of the house where we spend most of our time. I'd also hoped to have a bit more plants that we could enjoy at dusk while outside later in the summer. Mind you, what's on parade now are mostly late winter or early spring bloomers. But I was happy to see them nonetheless as I puttered back and forth, planting yet another Red Flowering Currant and hefting around compost.
White Bleeding Heart is filling in a corner of the catwalk bed. I was playing with Picasa's photo editor so all of these shots have been "warmified."
Ribes sanquineum, or White Flowering Currant. Nearly all the individual flowers have opened to form little snowballs along the stems.
A cloudy Hyacinth perfuming the area near the steps on the upper deck. My little guy enjoys burying his face in these flowers.
Pachysandra terminalis is flowering again, more than a year after most of it was uprooted during the backyard renovation. This shade loving groundcover is planted under my Skimmia, so it gets a respite from late afternoon sun.