At this time of year everything happens very fast. This is one small section of the Caton strip, moving from daffodils to budding tulips to full bloom – and it’s already almost over.
The plum tree has bloomed and faded, but the lilacs have begun:
And there are many less showy plants blooming too:
Clockwise from below left — Violets and dandelions , yellow rocket spurge and jetberry
ground ivy mixed with violets and dandelions, the first columbine, yellow flowers on the green and silver lunaria , strawberry flowers
hyacinths, ranunculus, serviceberry and this lovely shrub, which is probably an azalea
This is the very beginning. Where the bulbs are dropping their petals, irises and lilies will soon bloom. The serviceberry and strawberries will bear fruit. Everything will become lush and dense.
And we’ll be out there without our coats, rejoicing.