Sunday, April 30, 2006

my hubs finished re-flooring the deck today and i put all my plants out there. we're currently disagreeing about replacing the 12 year old picnic table my hubs made, to which i would at least like to add chairs. such a pretty deck, such an ugly old table. please don't tell hubs i said his table is ugly. of course, i put all the plants out on the deck, and i noticed that passiflora margeret is blooming!

Saturday, April 29, 2006

the main garden today, with lilac and white redbudthe late afternoon sun illuminates bleeding hearts, with dark coral bells behind them

Thursday, April 27, 2006

pasque flowervariegated polygonatum (solomon's seal)

lilac sunday

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

the square garden is my one attempt at an asian theme, and is filling in nicely so far this spring. the akebia has little purple flowers, which are hard to see against the cherry bark and house foundations.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

the 3 inches of rain we had over the weekend has made the flowers happy, from the dogwood (taken from the attic),
to the small pansy,
to the tiny veronica.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Exochorda racemosa - Pearlbush blooming in the front yard
Cercis canadensis (redbud) "Forest Pansy" is just starting to bloom
Cercis canadensis "Royal White" is in full bloom in the main garden

Friday, April 21, 2006

the whippet posing with pura vida passion flower.
finally this camellia is blooming, thank you global warming!
i can't resist showing Magnolia ruby again, since my sister is so jealous!
btw, i won't be able to post tomorrow... see you soon... -gf

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Today, explore the woodland garden...
varieagated Solomon's Seal and grape hyacinths.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Almond and quince flowering in the main garden...

Monday, April 17, 2006

Yesterday, we all worked hard...
Hubs was rebuilding the deck,
I was taking pics of the Epmediums,
and dau was building a path, all by herself!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The epimediums are just blooming; this one is Orange King, with flowers half an inch across.
Cherry "Hally Joviette" which is now 2 feet tall.
The daffs and narcissi still showing off.
White Akebia just blooming; the whole vine is about 15 feet tall.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Vase o' daffodils
M. Ruby again this morning
Yoshino cherry, with red quince on the right

Thursday, April 13, 2006

M. Ruby opened more today.

Here's my daughter to show how big the flower is: Azalea today in full bloom
It was 75 degrees F today; the Jeffersonia flowers only last a day or two when it's this warm

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Magnolia Ruby today

Jeffersonia today; I protect these from the deer.

five-leaved Akebia climbing on my espaliered dwarf cherry tree

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

curly quince, up close and personal

Monday, April 10, 2006

left, chionodoxa with hellebore and yellow epimedium
right, red trillium blooming

main garden today, with curly quince

Sunday, April 09, 2006

morning sun lights up daffodil orangerie, which does smell slightly of oranges. so many things are just about to bloom!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

hail today, so no garden pics. i like this old dance shoe of my daughter's though.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

these daffs wouldn't hold still in the breeze this afternoon, in front of the betula nigra.
a visitor this morning, resting in the heritage birch, betula nigra.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

we are getting some much needed rain today, so there are no good views of the garden to photograph. here are a gerbera daisy and a campanula that i bought at my favorite local garden shop recently.