Saturday, May 26, 2012

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers.

April showers also bring April flowers.  :)  Here are some from the little gardens in my front yard (which is much prettier than my backyard).  I love all the color that spring brings with it!

Brunnera (Siberian bugloss)

Heuchera (coral bells "firefox")

Heuchera (coral bells "black beauty")


Variegated beard tongue

The below coral bells is really and truly that vivid color!  And its name reflects it, too.  I have a shade garden my friend single-handedly dug out for me, right between the wallkway to my porch and the porch itself.  The garage sticks out on the left, blocking the morning sun, and since it faces northeast, it doesn't get any sun the entire day.

When my friend and I planted things in the dirt here, I had a hard time finding perennials that worked in complete shade.  I started with one or two perennials, my friend gave me some from another friend (I didn't know her well at that time), and eventually I filled it in with a perennial here and a perennial there.  I'm so glad I found the coral bells below.  They really like their special spot in my front yard, and they've grown into monster plants.  I'm going to divide them next spring and help my mom plant them at her and Dad's new house.  :)

Heuchera (coral bells "marmalade")

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