Some how, Garden blogger's bloom day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens (who we all want to have as a neighbor) snuck up at me. But I quickly gathered a few blossoms before heading out to do chores. This evening, I'll enjoy the visits to the other blogs.
When I stepped out this morning to find the blooms, I saw a lot of white, perfect for a grey and cool day.
An unexpected late Hellebore that just started blooming.
Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' (Manzanita) with dark green leaves and white flowers perserveres in the side strip though it's supposed to perish in clay (3rd year).
Arctostaphylos hookery 'Wayside' (Manzanita) brightens the shade close to the redwoods though it's supposed to require a lot of sun.
And here's the side of fruit (to come):
The blossoms of Suncrest peach, made famous by the book Epitaph for a Peach. The fruit is just as delicious as the book describes.
A new nectarine planted last fall in the foreground, and a triple-plum in the background. Last year I had plums the first time and only noticed that the most productive variety is yellow (not purple) when they started dropping. I love my garden just for all the learning experiences!
And finally, the redwood sorrel blooming enthusiastically under the redwoods says to all of you:
Happy St. Patrick's Day!