Roller Coaster

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Despite the recent roller-coaster series of warm days-snow days, the garden is pushing into spring. I love these bright little tulips that are now flowering. Their vibrant color and twisted, stripy leaves are among the first to welcome in the new season. This tulip is one of the Greigii types, probably Kaufmanniana (other colors include pinks, whites and multis). It’s been reliably perennial for many, many years.

Another group of plants showing new growth that is always eagerly anticipated are the hardy water lilies. New, red tinged leaves are starting to grow and make their way to the surface of the water. Water lilies mean summertime to me. Whoo-hoo!

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