The Spring Garden - Close up
Spring comes early to Portland, Oregon - earlier than other places I’ve lived, like the northern coast of Massachusetts. When I first moved here, I watched the camellias begin to bloom in February with utter delight. Portland is a gardener’s paradise - temperate, lush, green. Photos from a walk in my garden early this evening…
Rainwater collecting in the center of a ranunculus.
The tiniest bud of a peony promises a gorgeous blossom in May.
Bunching onion planted in February 2013 and wintered over is about to blossom - can you see the tiny squiggles of it’s flower underneath the thin skin?
Tangle of pea tendrils ready to unfurl and reach for the trellis.
A baby frond of an Alaskan Fern, almost animal-like.
The first tulip blooming in the garden.
Beets, overwintered, ready to harvest greens.
The “face” of an overwintered pansy enjoying the spring sun. The name “pansy” comes from the French word “pensee”, or “pensive”. Can you see it’s pensive face?
The lingonberry is blossoming.