Monday, April 12, 2010

grape hyacinth

I love these little guys. I'm always surprised by their early flowers in the spring, having forgotten they were there last year. The first honeybee (front left flower) is also thrilled to see them. I especially love them because they fall in to the category of "volunteers"; wherever one of their wee bulbs falls, it plants itself and then multiplies into a whole cheerful clump.  

7 comments:

loriann said...

I Love grape hyacinths too! Their little can-do spirit is wonderful.

Double "D" said...

Great photograph Sam! These little guys put on quite a show.

p.s. They're growing next to a thistle.

SamArtDog said...

Yes, Doug, I know. That's Canadian thistle, a not-so-welcome volunteer. They also come back every spring.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Spring is here! Volunteers and native flowering plants always get a thumbs up from me! Nice photo!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Grape hyacinth! I'm glad you posted such a good picture of yours, since I can't see mine. The piney shrubs took them over.

SamArtDog said...

Katherine--
Most of my garden perennials are natives, like penstemons, centranthus, armeria, poppies, columbine, and bindweed. When the bindweed finally takes over (it will), I'm moving.

Janelle--
Don't worry. Your hyacinths are still there loving you. Glad mine volunteered where I can see them!

Jala Pfaff said...

I love 'em too. They have populated themselves all along our walkway in front.
They smell good, too. But you have to get waaaaay down loooooow to smell one (without picking it, of course).
Nice photo.

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