This handsome group of Red Darwin tulips blooming in my front yard were just begging to have their picture taken so I did. Click to download a large version of this image or visit the Tulip Image Gallery to see others.
The paperwhite daffodils (Narcissus spp.) are in bloom here in the Cincinnati area. Paperwhites are members of the Tazetta Group that you can read about here. Click here to download a large version (800x600) and visit the Daffodil Image Gallery to see other varieties.
Click here to download a large version (800x600) of the gorgeous 'George L. Taber' azalea.
The native coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) begins blooming at this time of year across the eastern United States. I love these brilliant blossoms and the hummingbirds are hugely impressed and line up to take a taste. Click to download a large version (800x600) of my best picture of my favorite flowering vine for your computer desktop.
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A Visit to Huntington Gardens
Bruce Bohm sent us a mini-tour of Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, California. It's famous for its collection of cactus and other desert plants. Click here for menu of Bruce's other articles.
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Evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) is a low-growing semi-woody subshrub that blooms at this time of year. This handsome evergreen makes and attractive groundcover even when not in bloom.
More showy species that are used as groundcovers:
leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)
bugleweed(Ajuga reptans spp.)
Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
holly fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)
peacock ginger (Kaempferia laotica)
Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)
fairy fanflower (Scaevola aemula)
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)