Tip Toes Through the Tulips in April, and Leaves.

Tip Toes Through the Tulips in April, and Leaves.

Tulips in GG this Spring have been fat, round, spiky, pointy, pure white and colourful: reds, oranges, yellows, mauves, and pinks, This one lasts longest.

My tiny piece of ‘Mind-Your-Own-Business’ [don’t know its proper name] has grown and grown despite the frequent onslaughts of cats who clearly find its softness soothing to their derrieres! It’s a beautiful cushion of green that changes hue as the sun shines across it in the morning.

Leaves are green, right? We all know that green leaves turn colourful shades in the Autumn but if you want green in your garden in Spring, have leaves!   In Spring many leaves are green.

 But, sometimes they are not green!

Heucheras and Black Grasses are two colourful plants vying with Tulips and Myosotis to add different hues to Gertie’s Garden.

I love the rich colours of different Heucheras. My Dad never knew them sixty years ago, but he would have enjoyed them along with the wondrous variety of plants and flowers we can now grow.

Many green Geranium leaves age to glorious colours and some are colourful to start with.

Okay, so these are bracts, strictly speaking, but they work like leaves alongside the delicate creamy bell-like flowers of Pieris.

Oops! Green flowers?… and just look at all those shades of green shining almost yellow in the sunshine and contrasting with nearly blue leaves!!

Recently I planted some red leaved Hazel stems from Wales and they are busily climbing high next to the green-leaved Hazel already there.

These yellow leaves will look good near to the Red Hazel when it grows up,

Other black or variegated leaves are very cheering in the sunshine of Spring, like this Sambucus Nigra, ‘Black Lace’, so pretty with pink flower umbels later.

Meanwhile I have the last of Spring Daffodils to give the garden Yellows … and ever-growing leafy bushes alongside the pathway by GG’s Front Room.

Anne ….. April, 14th 2020. … [Thank you GC Friends for Hazel and Myosotis.]

12 Responses

  1. VegVamp says:

    What a lovely wander through your beautifully colourful garden Anne, it is a credit to you. Thank you, I really enjoyed that. :rose: :clover:

  2. Beautiful Anne, so many different colours and textures. I do enjoy wandering virtually around your garden.

  3. gertie says:

    Thank you Lynn…. I am glad you liked it. When it’s tidier I shall be able to walk around every pathway. Am looking forward to the red Hazel growing and twisting the three branches together in the way that Allan advised. :rose:

  4. cilla says:

    You have some wonderful combinations Anne, it is a delight to wander through your garden. Thank you :-)

  5. gertie says:

    Thank you Jane, and sometime thanks to you too :good: :rose:

  6. karenp says:

    What beautiful flowers Anne, bet your so pleased with those colours too :good:

  7. gertie says:

    Hallo Karen, welcome to GG in Spring :lol: I am really quite amazed at the amount of colour out there. I wonder how long it will last :rose: :-)

  8. gertie says:

    :-) Thanks Allan :-) Did you see the gorgeous leaves on the Copper Hazel :-) ? :rose:

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