First Favas and SBT (small blue things)

first favaSpring is my favorite season to spend in the garden. Every day this last week I’ve spent time removing dead foliage, weeding or just taking pictures of spring blossoms. The first fava beans and peas have started to push up through the soil; I took the picture above several days ago and by today more sprouts started to appear.

This seems to be the season of small blue things (SBT). The chartreuse hellebores are in full bloom, contrasting nicely with the SBTs. There are a lot of different SBTs in this small area: periwinkle, anemones, violets and grape hyacinths as well as patches of other blue things in the grass and in Vladimir’s spring garden. I’ve also included some of the first trilliums that have appeared.

blue and chartreuse

hellebores and small blue things






grape hyac

grape hyacinths


okay, so these aren’t blue, but they’re gorgeous

Two kinds of small blue flowers

two of the most prolific small blue things

vlads blue things

blue things in Vladimir’s spring garden

patch of blue things

big patch of blue flowers in the lawn

lenten roses

lenten roses?

About Chrystal

This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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4 Responses to First Favas and SBT (small blue things)

  1. Bryn says:

    Your trilliums ARE lovely. Not blue yet, but hey, they will take on purple / blueish tinge as they age, so they fit the collection well! They are the provincial flower of Ontario, where I’m from. Sparks fond memories of exploring woods as a kid in Ontario. Thanks Chrystal.

  2. patsquared2 says:

    Did you plan the blue and purple theme? It’s lovely and what a wonderful harbinger of spring…finally spring.

  3. Chrystal says:

    Hi Pat, I can’t take credit for planting any of the flowers except for the grape hyacinths. Everything else – all the gorgeous wild ones that are taking over – was planted by my in-laws many years ago and has managed to survive. Last year a I did buy a bag of mixed bulbs with five different types of orange, yellow and pink flowers and they are now blooming in the front.
    Hope you are enjoying spring in your garden right now…CP

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