Astonishment! Today I found this first flower just feet from the layers of snow. I have no idea from where it migrated to sprout next to the east side foundation. This is in a bed that I cleared from old juniper stumps and weeds. Last fall I covered the area with a summer’s worth of compost, a layer of cardboard, and finally mulch. I’m so happy to have found this beautiful blue sprout. It is some kind of scilla, which will probably unfold to a star-shaped flower.
See full post here: gallery of art by alice flynn2011-03-26.