|Yvette, my garden helper, catching some rays. She was worn out from "Crow Patrol" - She HATES crows.|
I wandered around with my glass of wine (for health reasons) in my shorts and t-shirt looking at everything. I uncovered a few Trilliums and Peonies that were still popping out of the bark.
It's a good time to begin to take stock of what's missing and what isn't going to come back this year, although it is still to early to tell with a lot of plants.
It's funny how in the fall, I try to leave clues of where a plant is so that I will remember it the following year, but then I totally brain fart it in the spring. I saw a dead twig of a plant in one of the flower beds sticking up and pulled it out. It was a Dahlia that came out tubers and all. Oops! I stuck it back in the ground and walked away whistling like nothing had just happened.
|Erythronium - Not sure which one.. I got the slug bait out before the slugs go to it this year.Usually it looks like Swiss Cheese.|
|Osmanthus delavayi - Great shrub for the boarder that responds well to shaping.|
|Pulsatilla vulgaris - LOVE this plant and it's charming little poofy seed heads.|
|The rock helps me remember that there is a Trillium behind it.|
|Libertia peregrinans (Orange Libertia) with the light shining through.|
|Daphne genkwa (Lilac Daphne 芫花) blooming for the first time.|
|Magnolia x Jane and a "Homie Gnome"|
|Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily' - The buds are slightly pink before they open - Lovely fragrance too.|