These are just a few of my Spring flowers. The clematis - pink, purple, and white - were absolutely gorgeous this year. I planted them two years ago, and it's taken a while for them to finally take off.
The bottom photo with the snail is a hellebores from an antique garden in Madison, Ga. The man my husband worked for bought a house in the historical district with the most incredible garden you could ever imagine. And they were going to tear out ALL the flowers, bushes, bulbs and trees - turn them under, actually - to put in the usual neat row of landscaper bushes. So we ran over with shovels and plastic bags, in the rain, and dug up as many as we could of everything. A man next door had come over earlier when he heard/saw what was happening and had tears in his eyes at the atrosity being committed! When we moved here three years ago, we brought this and one other with us, and they get bigger and more beautiful every year. We had to leave many other varieties because it was winter and we couldn't find them!
Hope your Spring gardens are up and running. Is there a more wondrous and anticipated time of year? Especially if you're lucky enough to have your own garden! If not, come on by and I'll be glad to share mine with you!