Alas, spring has officially arrived and everyday there is something new poking its head up from the soil.
The bleeding heart is beginning to unfold its heart shape blooms.
Someone mentioned to me that they look like chickens hanging on an assembly line. Fitting since I live near the "chicken capital of the USA"; but, that has forever changed my view of this bloom. I couldn't be in this thought alone so I had to pass it along to you.
The creeping begonia is leafing up and getting very green.
The spiders are more abundant in the garden. This little spider found a comfortable resting spot inside this Euphorbia bloom.
And this little one was crawling around the daffodils.
These little common blue violets bloom randomly throughout the woodland garden. They are wildflowers and were part of this land before it was developed. According to my wildflower book the flowers can be candied and the leaves are high in vitamins and can be used in salads. I have never tried this but it sounds interesting.
One of my favorite shade plants, the hosta, is beginning to show its foliage. This particular one comes from my mother's garden in Michigan and is always the first one up.
I am enjoying each bloom and leaf as it arrives. Spring is very welcome in my garden.