when the soil has lost its winter chill
I plant sweet peas
propping their stems
against the chicken wire
And I wait.
the stems weave up the wire
trailing ribbons of
delicate, sweet-scented colour
in their wake.
Not many flowers in bloom yet, besides dandelions and wild strawberries.
I was delighted to spot these little rain-bedecked blossoms on the edge of the woods.
Bright blue flowers on a drooping stem.
Depending on where you live, you might know this plant as northern bells, chiming bells or tall lungwort.
Tall bluebells Mertenisa paniculata