Monthly Archives: April 2014

Splashy Groundcovers, Bulbs Announce Spring

Veronica pectinata's blue blossoms complement spring-blooming bulbs.

Veronica pectinata’s blue blossoms complement spring-blooming bulbs.

In spite of recent snowfalls in Denver, spring has finally arrived.

It all started with the crocuses.  Soon other harbingers arrived, including Corydalis ophiocarpa, which is outdoing itself this year with its cheery, long-lasting blooms.

Some literature tells you that Corydalis ophiocarpa's blooms aren't very showy. Don't believe everything you read.

Some literature tells you that Corydalis ophiocarpa’s blooms aren’t very showy. Don’t believe everything you read.

Now tiny ones, such as reticulated iris, Siberian squill. glory of the snow (Chionodoxa) and 4-inch dwarf daffodils, have begun poking their heads through the soil.  In the meantime, woolly speedwell (Veronica pectinata) has transformed its evergreen carpet into a mass of blue blossoms.

It’s encouraging to get a preview of the season’s upcoming surprises.

Siberian squill's nodding blooms add a woodland feel to the garden.

Siberian squill’s nodding blooms add a woodland feel to the garden.

 

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