Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone. Green is the colour of the day. I didn't realize how soothing green can be until I started looking back through last year's garden pictures. Here's a purple coneflower as it prepares to bloom. What is there not to love about this flower? It looks great all season long.
I love how the sun hits this Chinese Lantern.
This Solomon's Seal is from my in-laws' garden.
A hen and chick glistening with raindrops. It spent the summer in a container on the back porch. I transplanted it into the garden in fall but doubt it survived.
This has become a favourite corner of the garden. That crisp clean edge disappears as the summer progresses, but all the shades of green keep this section looking lush. Aside from some dainty white foamflowers and some delicate, red heuchera blooms, this area is all green. I can't wait to get the lawn chairs out there again. I hope the luck of the Irish rubs off on us northern gardeners this St. Patrick's Day and sends some warm weather our way. My eyes are just aching to see some green in the garden again.