Spring gives a carpet of purple mixed with green. Years ago I picked up a couple of little starts of Woolly Speedwell, Veronica pectinata. It is one of the first blue carpets that cover the gardens.
Next to my little pink and yellow little garden house is this little area. I catch water in the containers seen on the left. Sweet Woodruff,Galium odoratum with its little white flowers is the ground cover in the center.
This little spot carpets next to the just leafing out roses. Woolly thyme is to the right. The cement steps I made from left over construction cement, sea shells and some disposable cake pans.
This is from the front yard
Lining the front sidewalk. After the blooms fade the plants still look great. They are grey-green and drought tolerant.
The first flowers
Our spring has been cool. We still have tulips, the crab apples are blooming about a month late, and the lilacs are almost open. But, it all looks so clean and green and filled with promise.