More spring beauty from Lucinda’s garden

For those of you who loved the images of Lucinda Hutson’s garden (and who doesn’t?), here are a few more luscious spring pics, including this bee burrowing into a Jerusalem sage blossom.

A long shot of the Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa) in Lucinda’s front garden. Its tiered, butter-yellow flowers are a gorgeous accompaniment to the corduroy-textured, evergreen leaves edged with white.

Sweet violas

And another look at Lucinda’s stunning groundcover of ajuga and creeping Jenny. This is not likely to be a drought-tolerant combo for Austin, but in a shady, moist spot it’s simply lovely.

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6 Responses

  1. Darla says:

    Beautiful still! Creeping Jenny takes abuse here…lol

  2. David C. says:

    That is amazing with your sometimes early-summer temps that violas and the like are so flowery and lush, but shade helps, I reckon’!

  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Aaaahhh the colors of spring. Wonderful.

  4. I have ajuga and creeping jenny; why haven’t I thought about using them together!

  5. Donna says:

    Gorgeous Spring colors all around. I like the little burros too.