Sunday, February 27, 2011

Green Memories

Another cold winter morning in Central NY, white and calm, and beautiful in its own way.  Still, I am dreaming of spring.  Here are some of my favorite photos from gardens past, to encourage myself that it will be green here soon too:

An unknown iris, mauve with violet-purple shading.

A hot-colored tulip, with narcissus 'Geranium' (I think) behind it.

Tulip 'Flaming Parrot,' backlit by the morning sun.

Oak leaf hydrangea 'Pee Wee' foliage - I loved the spring leaves on this.

Lilac 'Blue Skies' - oh, what divine fragrance!

 My favorite ornamental onion (Nectaroscordum siculum).  
Each pendant flower has a drop of nectar inside, 
and it's petals are flushed with deep plum on pale greenish-cream.

A peony, probably 'Bo Peep.'

 Tulip 'Spring Green.'  This one is so elegant and fresh, I've always liked it.

And last, an unknown daffodil.  I had so many in my old garden, 
I just don't remember what this one was.  It sure was a beauty, though!