It's time for "Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day" again! Although I am not a garden blogger, I'm going to share plant photos every month anyway. I may get creative during the winter, though. Anyway, first up is a plant I think everyone should have in their yard: the Nishiki Willow aka Dappled Willow. The catkins are here and the leaves are just starting to come out.
Here is some smelly variegated Lamium. This picture is much better than last month's.
Myrtle aka Vinca
These blooms are on a tree in my yard. I have no idea what kind it is. It was one of the few plants in the yard when we bought the house. It doesn't produce fruit or turn pretty colors in the fall, but I like it anyway.
This is a pygmy Barberry. The flowers will be tiny and yellow. They don't last long, so I figured I should at least get a picture of the buds. Make sure you wear long sleeves when dealing with barberries - they have thorns! This makes them perfect for keeping bratty kids out of your flowerbed.
Here's a blue Forget-Me-Not aka myosotis....
....and a pink one and....
....a blue and pink one!
These are what will be a sea of Sea Pinks aka Sea Thrift. I am obviously too lazy to divide them.
White Primula aka slug food
More slug food, this time in yellow