It’s my very first Grape (my memory mistake; this one is actually called Delft Blue) Hyacinth! Oh, why didn’t I plant these before? The scent, the purple intensity, the fragrance, the butterflies, the smell, the color, the bees, the natural perfume, the happy garden!
This is the only bloom so far in my newly planted bulb bed, and what a way to start. While I was sitting outside just admiring these flowers, a big, beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly drank for at least five minutes on these blooms. Of course, I wasn’t sitting there with my camera, so when I came back from getting it he was gone. But he is still there in the pictures in my head, which is more important to me anyway.
So I did capture this tiny fellow, which I think is really a moth and not a butterfly, but still cute nonetheless.
I’ve been working in the garden while the contractors demolish my house; soon I’ll have images to show you of the new bed and paths I’m putting in. And hopefully, new images of flowers beginning to show themselves with these first signs of spring.