A Closer Look

Candytuft, iberis, up close and personal. This plant is about 6 inches high.
This tiny unnamed bulb is quite charming.

A Kansas Country Garden

April 2015

It might seem that not much is happening in the garden. Glancing from a window the garden is a blur of green with subtle splashes of color here and there. But let's take a closer look.
White tulips brighten the garden.

This low-growing catmint, nepeta, has a unique flower
Many of the flowers blooming now are tiny and intricate. Usually they are viewed from above, peering down on them.

A spring without the lovely lilac would not be as sweet.

To see them at their best you need a different perspective. Let's get a little lower and a little closer. 

A later blooming jonquil graces a corner garden.
A good camera is a valuable tool for observing the garden. By freezing a moment and cropping out any distractions, we can focus on the beauty of individual flowers.
White lilac and blazing blue sky are a dynamic combo.
The fuzzy poppy bud will soon burst. Yellow flowers top a spurge plant.
Lily-of-the-Valley, Convallaria majalis, multiply under the red bud tree.

Creeping phlox is usually viewed as a mass of color, but look at the individual flower! So classy!
Join me on a walk through my garden as we pause and take a closer look at the little lovelies in all their intricate beauty. Your view is as good as mine.

You'll have to imagine the light spring breeze touched with the scent of lilacs and the noisy chirping of happy birds.  

Aren't you glad it's spring?

A robin's egg rests in the fuzzy lamb's ear plant, Stachys byzantina.
This miniature purple iris is one of the first irises to bloom
Star of Bethlehem, Ornithogalum umbellatum, opens and closes according to the sun.

The burgundy barberry bush contrasts well with the sedum.
Asparagus erupts from the earth.

Alone again: Martha, our guinea continues on while Brownie is nowhere to be found.

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