In the first scene we had a colorful blast of crocus, the amuse bouche of spring.
I hope you are enjoying some beautiful winter ~~ spring blooms in your area of the world.
Aside from the aforementioned Daphne and the hearty hellebores,
bulbs are ruling the landscape in my garden.
I love packing my courtyard beds with as many layers of bulbs as I can manage so that we can enjoy a colorful show for weeks on end. As a general rule, bulbs should be planted at a depth that is 3x their width. So, larger bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, can be planted at 6-8 inches deep, covered with a few inches of soil, and then smaller bulbs, such as crocus and muscari, can be planted above them, 2-4 inches beneath the surface of the soil.
This type of layering results in a wonderful, overlapping display of flowers, and the new growth usually covers the flowers that are fading away.
Before the crocus had reached intermission the muscari had pushed their spear shaped heads onto the stage.
Along with the muscari, a chorus of daffodils popped open to joyfully dance in the wind.
The principal is waiting in the wings for the grand finale.
Near or far, I hope the spring flowers are bringing you happiness, beauty and contentment.