Monday, April 1, 2013

Catching Some Rays

Yvette, my garden helper, catching some rays. She was worn out from "Crow Patrol" - She HATES crows.
Wow! What a great weekend. Portland's first really great weekend this year with temperatures in the 70's.

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.


  1. Wasn't it a fantastic weekend? I just cannot believe we had highs over 70 degrees in March. I am admiring your Pulsatilla vulgaris. Great looking bloom! Cheers, Jenni

  2. My Pulsatilla opened this weekend too. Such a great plant.

  3. The first picture made me laugh, because it took me a minute to spy the dog! I was thinking "What is he talking about?" Then I saw her :) I drink wine for health reasons, as well. Your yard is waking up! Just in time for some grey skies and the imminent return of rain.