Faithful bulbs multiple without any special assistance.
The bed is also full of violets. Some of my friends regard these as weeds and actually pull them out. I planted these on purpose. Even the smallest bit of root will take hold and grow. Violets are prolific self-seeders.
Not every plant is eager to risk a frosty morning. (Our last frost date is April 7th--or so they say.) This fig is not a believer, despite its protected location.
|Fig branch tip, just beginning|
|Spring Beauties in the grass|
Volunteer bloomers are everywhere. These are a native wild-flower that we see every year: Spring Beauties. Tiny and prolific, they literally carpet some of the sunny yards in town. Notice the dainty pink lines on the petals and the pink stamen.
Today's surprise--a lovely 'flag' in the front yard, donated by a friend who disliked this plant's habit of spreading. I am the go-to gardener for orphaned and abandoned plants. I have no idea why similar plants like iris and flags are classed separately. (My iris have not yet sent up bloom stalks.)
Spring in Arkansas is lovely.