When we first moved in here a few years ago, a bulb plant of some kind was growing through the ivy at the side of the garden, beneath the roses. It didn't have a flower, so we weren't sure what it was. Last year it appeared again, but still no flower.
This year, however, our mysterious bulb revealed itself to be a yellow tulip. It's all by itself, so I have a feeling it's been there for some time and outlasted its compatriots.
Our snowflake is blooming once again. This plant always makes me think of Sabine, who identified it for me.
Remember how I said last week that I wasn't sure the Solomon's seal would survive Olga's trampling long enough to bloom? Well, I'm happy to report that we have flowers, or at least buds. (Staking them up did help.)
Our geums are blooming, both yellow and orange ones...
....and the horseradish is finally emerging from dormancy. I moved it to a sunnier spot on the patio for encouragement.
Overall, this year's blooming cycle is a bit behind last year. The gardening shows (yes, we watch gardening shows) attribute this to a cooler spring, even though we had a relatively warm winter.
Things certainly are looking verdant, though!