April 18, 2017
Here are a few mores shots of the bulbs in bloom on Temple Square.
The bright red looks so lovely with a violet underplanting.
Many areas felt more formal, but this bed had the feel of a meadow.
Complementary gold and violet worked well together along with some airy white daffodils.
These tulips are accurately named 'Giant Orange Sunrise,' and they were the biggest tulips I'd ever seen. Very impressive.
Here in Spokane the bloom season is a few weeks behind Temple Square, so I'm still looking forward to seeing the tulips bloom at the Spokane Temple and in my garden.
April 11, 2017
We traveled to Utah last week and visited Temple Square in Salt Lake City to see the spring bulbs in full bloom.
The different displays just kept going and going. We had limited time to stay, so I hurried around with a big grin on my face, madly snapping photos.
I liked how this area echoed the rusty-orange concrete with orange tulips in the bed.
Wall planters were filled with pansies and bulbs in colors that coordinated with the beds nearby.
Next week I'll post pictures of the deeper rainbow hues.
March 25, 2017
This winter wasn't the harshest one we've seen here in Spokane, but it was a lot colder and snowier than the past few years. Seeing color in the garden again feels fabulous.
'Ruby Glow' Crocus are a warm violet next to the blue iris. I purposefully left leaf litter in this area to see if I can handle the disarray as it decomposes naturally and enriches the soil.