|Crocus are always the first to bloom bringing hope of winter's end.
|The crocus were soon covered by a foot of snow!
|The daffodil season began in March
|Due to a cooler spring, the daffodils had a much longer bloom time.
|A very late ice storm brought beauty and devastation to the garden.
|Spring was rather slow in coming. Below-This crabapple tree bloomed, but other trees did not.
|Spring finally settles in
|There were fewer lilac blooms, but they were lovely
|The poppy season is brief but cherished.
|Yes, we all need to stop and smell the roses. The scent is quite delightful.
|The bloom of the Missouri Primrose is one of my favorites. Below: This David Austin rose has brought me so much joy over the years.
|Lilies add an elegance to the garden.
|Nothing says "Kansas" like our glorious sunflowers.
|Hibiscus bloom in spite of sweltering heat.
|August brought rain and an end to a two-year drought--the flowers loved it!
|Sweet Autumn Clematis has thousands of tiny blooms.
|Autumn Joy Sedum is one of my favorite plants. It looks good in all seasons, even winter, but it really shines in the fall.
|Brilliant berries on the pyracantha bush help bid a fond farewell to the gardening season.