Little bulbs with big impact
Iris riticulata 'Harmony', a bulb iris, is a familiar (if scaled down) bloom on 10 cm stems.
Galanthus (Snowdrops), (with Stardust fame) come in various sizes. This one is only 10 cm tall.
|Iris riticulatus 'Harmony'|
|Scilla siberica (Siberian Squill) in bud.|
|Scilla siberica (Siberian Squill) in bloom.|
Margaret had two different colours of Glory of the Snow Chionodoxa.
|Chinodoxa luciliae (Glory of the Snow)|
|Chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow)|
Crocus also makes an early appearance (though unlike the rarer fall-flowering one, also has leaves).
Perennials and Native Bee-uties
Pulmonaria (Lungwort) and Hepatica (Liverleaf) are both perennials. But only the later is native to North America.
|Viola Tricolor (Johnny Jump Up)|
|Pulsatilla (Native Prairie Crocus)|
What's blooming in your spring garden?