Ok, It’s Time to Sing the Praises of Adonis

Adonis Amurensis 'Fukujukai'

Today the temperatures reached nearly 60 degrees and the Adonis celebrated by opening it’s flower.  I was very pleased to see that this one, just planted last year, has decided to stick around.  I know that they are somewhat touchy to establish so I’m especially glad to see this flower, one of the earliest in the Springtime.  It’s companion, in another garden bed, has put up a bud as well so we may have a two Adonis yard in very short order.

Not only did the Adonis flower but I heard a Bluebird singing high in one of the cherry trees.  Surely spring has arrived here in our almost zone 7 Maryland garden.  The Winter Aconite also continue to do their thing.

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

And I notice every year that they are branching out to other parts of the yard.

The species crocus in the lawn are springing up in many places — did I really  plant them in such odd spots around the yard?

Crocus species

And I saw a bee working away in the crocus, so she must be very glad to see some flowers showing up in the garden.

crocus with bee