Monday, June 17, 2019

The Alliums


Te Alliums were amazing this year.


These baseball size bulbs are planted in the fall and put on a spectacular show in the late
spring garden 


Available in several colors and sizes these 'Dr. Seuss' like flowers stand tall above the strap-like foliage and, are in the onion family.


A statement in any garden.




Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Daffodils


I went to see the Daffodils at a local park.



This was my second trip to see the spring display, I enjoyed them last year. One thing I did notice was that some of the older plantings  are in need of some fertilizer, the blooms were  few in numbers amidst that foliage. 


The newer plantings were glorious.






Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Blues of spring


Spring plantings are well under way. After the long winter it's time to enjoy
some color.


Blue is the choice of color in this first of the season planting, with the help of golds and 
chartreuse and greens. These colors work well with the black 
window boxes

Blue and purple viola's have a supporting cast of 'Lemon Cyprus', Lettuce, red cabbage, and 'Creeping Jenny'





The front entrance pots already had 'Boxwood Topiaries planted in them that survived through the winter. A planting of blue Viola's takes them to spring. 



No spring planting is complete with some 'Pusy Willow' branches
This we like!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Early spring chores


We're all familiar with spring cleaning, and how it applies to the garden as well,
Nothing cleans up a garden after a long winter than a fresh layer of mulch 



Also on the chore list was a planting of Arborvitae shrubs


It is a good Idea to get some of these early chores done as soon as you can.