I FOUND IT NECESSARY to take a break from my April chores today, in order to give my back, elbows and knees a chance to recover from last weekend’s gardening marathon. Also, I wanted an excuse to photograph the hyacinths, like ‘White Pearl,’ above, and other flowers that bring me so much pleasure here in early spring. Would you like to see these blooming beauties? Click each photo for an enhanced view:
In the Serpentine Garden, the savory-scented Witch hazel, Hamamelis vernalis, makes a yellow-and-orange background for a cluster of Hyacinthus ‘Blue Jacket.’ Like all Dutch hyacinths, Blue Jacket is heavily — and heavenly — perfumed. The grape-hyacinth, Muscari, also sweet, is just starting to bloom in the foreground.
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