It's almost spring! I actually saw the first osprey the other day. When the ospreys come back, it's spring for me. Let's take a walk through the garden and see what there is to see.
Little hyacinth pushing its way up through the pine needles. That's Serafina, my swan, in the background. Serafina swam into my front yard during that Bitch Irene. I don't know where she came from, but for the longest time I kept her next to my mailbox in case her owner might happen to drive by, see her, and reclaim her. That never happened. Eventually, I gave her a home under my pine tree and she happily watches my hyacinths emerge and she overseas the vibrant green of the weeds coming up in my dormant centipede lawn.
My pitiful tulips. I planted these bulbs back in the fall and I'm hoping it was the warm winter that caused them to have no stems and crappy blooms. It only went to freezing maybe one night this year. Perhaps the tulips will be better next spring after some fertilizer, bone/blood meal, and a cold winter.
I'm wondering if my personal Master Gardener can identify this delicate beauty for me. Here's a close up:
ETA: My dear friend, Mar, gardening guru, Master Gardener, and food blogger of FoodiesUntie, identified this plant as: Silene dioica, sometimes called Catchfly or Red Campion. Mar, you are amazing. As always. I had to bring me some spring inside.