The garden went nuts while we were gone.
My trillium, after two and a half years, finally multiplied. At this rate I should have a nice clump in about 40 years.
I think it's finally time to admit that I can't cram many more ferns into this area. I'll still try but I really shouldn't.
Hooker's fairybells! Thank goodness I didn't weed these when I forgot I planted them.
|Disporum hookeri var. oreganum|
Shooting stars bloomed. I still wish they were broad leafed starflowers.
The black tulips all finally bloomed . . .
. . . and the 'Flair' tulips and hyacinths went to the big wooden shoe in the sky. Hyacinths don't go gently; these keeled over dramatically, all of them at once, and then turned brown overnight.
I am very excited about what the hesperaloe is about to do. That stalk doubled in size while we were gone.
|Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brakelights'|
And the dogwood out front started to blossom! This is the time when I get to put my money where my mouth is. Orange door, pink dogwood, purple maples. Oof.
We've had trips and meetings and so many fun things eating up our weekends lately that I feel completely scattered. The front yard is still a mess, I need to install baseboard in the kitchen, and I really meant to rebuild the kitchen's screen door this winter. Pretty soon warm weather will be back and I won't have a screen door in the kitchen to usher it in.
But we will have that swimming pool we've always wanted.
|I think I dug the rain garden too deep.|