While we get our fair share of glorious sunshine in La Conner, this spring has been decidedly wet. It has rained. It has been damp and dark and oh-so gloomy. Spring began in March, sloshed its way through April and dripped into May.
But from all of this wetness has come lushness. I can honestly say that right now La Conner gardens are simply stunning.
The greens are that kind of green that you just can’t adequately describe . It’s SO green. From bright kiwi green to dark evergreen green. It’s velvety green everywhere.
Then there are the flowers. Spring flowers just take my breath away. After a long, dark, wet winter (and very, very wet spring!) – these little harbingers of happiness bring out the best in all of us.
Today I went for a walk. It was pouring rain and the puddles soaked my shoes. But it was an absolutely exhilarating walk none the less.
I ventured out into some of La Conner’s residential neighborhoods. And did I ever have a garden feast.
Those April showers did the trick – the May flowers are out and they are stunning.
Not only are the flowers out, but the people who tend those flowers are also wonderfully whimsical gardeners! I had NO idea how fun these gardens – and their gardeners – are!
There are fabulous fences that frame the most lovely, tumbling cottage gardens. A purple fence! A stick fence! I have fence envy.
There are fanciful, over the top, rollicking gardens in front of equally charming houses.
I did not know this until today … the Community Garden Club has a delightful butterfly garden. (Which, by the way, I cannot wait to go back and visit during butterfly season!)
There are tulips everywhere…
And the trees – oh my – the trees. This particular beauty is like a huge, pink, marshmallowy, snowflakey, cloud.
May I just say that if you don’t have a Coral Bark Maple in your yard … plant one. They are spring wrapped up in a gorgeous package of coral and green.
So … to wrap this post up: Regardless of whether you are a townie like me, or a tourist like I used to be, get off the grid and walk our neighborhoods. I guarantee that you will find lush, lovely, whimsy around every turn.
Thank you La Conner garden lovers. You turned a gray, rainy day into something quite magical!