As we approach mid-April the signs of spring are all around us in the UK. Unusually for April there is a shortage of showers and an abundance of blue skies though the temperatures barely reach double figures during the day and a bitterly cold northerly wind has made its presence known. Still, wrap up warm and let’s see what is awakening from the winter slumbers as the longer hours of daylight work their magic.
For Amy’s challenge I decided to focus on all the shades of green of the newly emerging perennials and trees.
Epimediums with their pretty, heart-shaped new leaves and delicate, nodding flowers were spot-lit by the sun in the shade. Echiums and Hostas and the new leaves of the Cornus trees shone out. An inquisitive grey squirrel cautiously moved among the primroses and narcissi in the lawn and the sweet scent of Skimmia with their dense clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers wafted through the air.
The nodding racemes of small, usually fragrant, bell-shaped pale yellow flowers of Corylopsis hung above the darker green of the large leaved Rhododendrons and the graceful blue-green Solomon’s Seal.
Ferns and tree ferns unfurl.
I hope you have enjoyed these ‘spring greens’. On Monday I’ll show you some of the other colours in this garden.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #143 | Colourful April