Lots of bulb action in the front garden lately. Just a couple days of warm weather and things really took off. This is what it looked a week ago:
These photos of the Hyacinths are also from a week ago. Heirloom Hyacinth "Queen of the Blues" is the light blue one. It's hard to render the color accurately on-screen; it's a pale, powder blue which looks different depending on whether it's sunny or overcast, or in the shade or sun. It's been blooming for two weeks now. Today, it's just starting to flop over and fade.
The dark purple one is heirloom Hyacinth "King of the Blues."
What the camera can't capture at all is the scent. These heirloom Hyacinths are intensely fragrant, especially "Queen"; those eight inflorescences perfume the entire front yard and the sidewalk in front of our house.
Two more bulbs opened up over the past week. An unidentified Daffodil obtained from the Daffodil Project, and the unbelievably red Tulipa linifolia, which I just planted this season.
Tulipa clusiana was just starting to open up today, but I didn't get any shots of that yet. Something to look forward to for later in the week.
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