I found this little statue about 7-8 yrs ago and at the time it reminded me of my youngest daughter. So I had to have her!
I am not certain what kind of bush this is, but it flowers first and then gets it's leaves. This is the last flower on the whole bush and it's still beautiful!
This as you may know is a flowering quince. It has the most brillant red flowers and then it does bare fruit, but I have never done anything with the apples. I don't even know if they are truly eatable!
Here are the last of my Tulips.... they still make a beautiful corner to this part of my garden!