Here in the midsection of the country, the season is a full three to five weeks ahead of normal. But, who's complaining?
My crocus, above, are long gone. Some years, we'd just be seeing them now. All of the tulips are well ahead of schedule. Some of my varieties are on the downhill slide now. Others, I've already stuck a fork in.
The native Prairie Smoke flaunts it pink heads. By the time these normally bloom, the pretty blossoms will have given way to an intriguing puff of smoke--fluffy seed heads that grace these attractive plants until winter.
Brunnera are among my favorite early bloomers. This year's show does not disappoint.
Garden, the color becomes you.