There's a point in time when I relax into the knowledge that it's truly Spring; that any really cold weather from that point is a 'cold snap' rather than the norm. The arrival of the blue stars of the camassia is that point in this garden.
Geranium phaeum, Mourning Widow, is also beginning to flower. It's one of those lovely plants that do great in pretty much any location, but the flowers are usually better when in at least part shade. It's good to see the blues come through, but there are still some sweet yellows around:
These are narcissus 'Hawera' and they have a gorgeous fragrance. They were supposed to be for a plant fair, but of course one lot flowered too early and this batch, too late. Hey ho, they've still been a joy to have around the garden. It's also much easier to live with yellow when there are the blues there too, but when there are tulips this gorgeous lipstick pink:
then any colour sings.
The crochet flowers continue:
but with a change of petal shape, and softer colours. The brooch inside the flower was a great idea from Rachel, and as ever was a perfect choice.
We've actually got the smallest amount of rain here today but I'm hoping that there will be just a little more as the gardens and allotment really could do with watering. Please don't let that last sentence be prophetic.