Walking through my garden daily now, checking to see what's coming up.
I've noticed that many of my spring shoots are red.
Above and below are Bleeding Hearts
they are about six inches high right now.
Here's one just on its way out of the ground.
I think this silly shoot finds it too cold
and is heading back inside last year's stem.
This is a tulip plant, the flower will be white,
still, love the red tips.
This is a lilium
coming up so beautifully.
Another lilium, not so lucky,
already eaten and it's barely out of the ground.
Funny, the Red Lily Leaf Beetle that's eating it
- is also red.
Here's another tulip
with such bright red tips
I can spot them from across the garden.
A clematis leaf bud
A hosta leaf
a leaf so red
it's hard to believe
in no time it will be a deep dark green.
A peony bush!
This one is feeling shy
But there is no hiding
this kind of