Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Blossoms and Wild Turkeys

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast

rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Since the 13th of February there have been declarations of Spring: male and female blossoms appeared on Corylus avellana 'Contorta' and flowers flourished upon Rosemarinus officinalis. Thence came a progression of blossoms, increasingly, and mostly in order of appearance: Aubrieta deltoides, Crocus, Helleborus x hybridus, Daphne odora, Daffodils, Galanthus nivalis (snowdrop) , Spiraea prunifolia 'Bridal Wreath', Forsythia 'Fiesta', Camellia japonica 'Camellia in Pink', Prunus cerasifera'Thundercloud', Rhododendron x 'PJM', naturalized Trillium ovatum and Trillium chloropetalum, and the fragrant and magnificent Magnolia stellata continues as overseer for most of it.

What would yesterday's stroll about the garden be without the accompaniment of wild turkeys?

Here's lookin' at you kid.