Today I made it to the Mary Washington House garden. My first visit of the season! Everyone was hard at work when I arrived and it was just great to see our group. There have been some changes since we (you and I) last took a look here.
For starters, a new fence is up thanks to some intrepid Boy Scouts. It looks most lovely behind all these yellow tulips, doesn't it?
Those Boy Scouts hand cut each piece of wood which is really in the spirit of the time.
Last year, I missed the blooming of the tree peony. I am determined to see it this year.
This is a rescue by H the Horticulturist and some of the garden gang. It's doing amazingly; one would never know it was moved (I told you they are a talented bunch).
These black tulips against the white wall are pretty stunning.
The redbud is striking as well:
You may remember the native columbine (some of these reside in my garden thanks to the MWH garden) from before. Look where this one has placed itself:
As we head out, it's hard not to notice the lilacs in bloom:
This was just a little taste of spring today. It will be a different garden when next we visit.