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Observing the Smallest Details

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I really love this post. The author uses her sharp eye and great photographic skills (or maybe she just has a very good camera!) to observe small signs of spring in her garden. I love to walk through my yard first thing in the morning and make note of all the changes, growth, decay, whatever. But these photos really capture that experience very beautifully.

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One of the things I love most about gardening is observing the smallest details, especially early in the growing season. So here’s what I’ve been observing in the last few days:

Asparagus that I grew from seed in Asparagus that I grew from seed in 2013–the only one that survived my tender ministrations. I’m trying again this year–only 7 (of 18) seeds germinated.

Perennial iberis just openi Perennial iberis (candytuft) just opening.

Peony Peony

Anemone Anemone coronaria

Heuchera 'Purple Palace' Heuchera ‘Purple Palace’

New growth on spirea. It rea New growth on spirea. It really is that colour!

Euphorbia Euphorbia martinii

I don't remember what kind of daff this is I don’t remember what kind of daffodil this is, but the “cup” is only about 1 cm. You can see by comparison with the aubretia flowers (also about 1 cm across and about 10 cm high).

Unfurling ferns Unfurling ferns. This might be a native sword fern.

DSCN2665 Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Cristata’. You can just see at the top of the picture the “crested” habit of the fronds.

No-name herbaceous fern. Pops up everywhere, but easy to pull out if they're a bit over-enthusiastic. No-name herbaceous fern. Pops up everywhere, but easy…

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Author: From the Ground Up Landscape & Garden Design

I'm a professional landscape designer located in the Greater Los Angeles area. I design all types of gardens, but I specialize in drought tolerant and Mediterranean designs that conserve water and harmonize with our native California surroundings. To see photos of my work, visit my website:

One thought on “Observing the Smallest Details

  1. Thanks for the endorsement Jackie!

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