Saturday, March 24, 2012
Hey there Spring!
So spring came early, huh?
This was my Dappled Nishiki willow on the 11th, just ready to pop,
and today it is totally leafed out and looking great.
Because I love befores and afters, and because I can't stop myself from doing the same tedious spring posts every year, I have compiled a selection of pictures from the 11th of this month, and from today (the 24th), to show how happy our plants are here this very early spring.
One section of the daylilies on the 11th,
Star magnolia on the 11th:
White bleeding heart on the 11th:
Japanese maple on the 11th:
Yarrow on the 11th:
Irises coming up on the 11th:
Honeysuckle on the 11th:
Columbine on the 11th:
Blueberries on the 11th:
And a few random things too...
Strawberries survived the mild winter in the rapidly disintegrating coir hanging baskets. I guess they can just stay there another season, huh?
Weeeeeeeeeee little grape leaves,
teeeeeensy tiny lilacs,
raspberries and blackberries,
lots o' lamium and my favorite bleeding heart (shhhh, don't tell the white one in the other bed),
daylilies and mint in pots that never even got put away for the sorry excuse of a winter we had,
and new guy!
I wanted something special for the space behind the composter and this is it: a "Blue Muffin" viburnum. I am hoping I get an okay yield on the amazing sounding berries it is supposed to get later in the season, but I do not have a cross-pollinator on my property, so we'll see. I'm sure I could be persuaded to plant another viburnum somewhere else in the yard...
In other news, I have started converting the tiny crawly hole in one of the bedroom closets into a walk-up attic (pictures soon), I am still sporadically adding to my wonderful little log cabin blanket,
the boys just keep getting bigger,
and we are now only two months away from Miss Lydia's arrival!
And that's all she wrote. For now anyway. :)