Monday, April 14, 2008

Today's chilly Spring pictures

This is a section of a bed that I enlarged last fall, encircling an old Pine tree. There are various Day Lilies, Blue Flax, and a variety of bulbs including Blue Delft Hyacinth, Mr. Fokker Anemone Poppies, Tulips, Chionodoxa Forbesii "Glory of the Snow", and maybe other things that I have forgotten that I planted. (Ignore the dandelions - I did not plant those!)

Chionodoxa Forbesii "Glory of the Snow"

Blue Delft Hyacinth - note the green tips on some of the petals, an anomaly.

Garden ball I made over the winter. I had a small problem with this one when grouting, a palm sized chunk of pieces came off of it! The bare spot is placed facing to the ground....

Grape Muscari popping up everywhere!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Out of hibernation I am!

"Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue' "
After a long white winter, I am emerging from my sluggishness, as well as my Spring blooms.

"Narcissus 'King Alfred' Daffodil"

I haven't really been sleeping every minute of the past few months, but didn't have the interest to post on snow or more snow. Who wants to see a picture of all white?

I have been busy with indoor projects, some painting, some upholstery, some ridding of household items. The real fun starts now though!

"Hyacinthus orientalis 'Splendid Cornelia' "

I did start a lot of seeds this winter and have many sprouting at last. Some heirloom tomatos, Jasione, Coneflower, Sweet Peas, Ageratum, Lavender, and many others. I don't really have any space to plant them anywhere, most of my beds were pretty full by last fall. Luckily we have nearly 4 acres, so plenty of room to expand!

"Hens n Chicks" A perfect circle

I have been outside in our wonderful 60-70 degree weather cutting back perennials, pulling dead annuals, dividing, and moving plants already. So much to do and already lots of weeds that need pulled.

Do Dandelions ever stop growing???