Actually, I have some other things coming up, too…. lilies, tulips, irises, allium… weeds.
While farmers have been wanting to get into the fields to get the corn and beans in, I have been wanting to get into my garden to clean up the winter detritus. When I finally got that chance, it appears the weeds have loved the cooler weather. They were everywhere! It took awhile, but I finally feel like we have a handle on the situation. Of course, I’m sure they have all grown back bigger since I pulled them up.
It is amazing how nice things look when you get it cleaned up. The goldenrod is growing well. The asters are pushing up. The obedient plants are not being very obedient. I have to do some thinning.
Two stumps. The one in the foreground we placed. The one in the back, Mother Nature helped with.
The area in the back was full of baby morning glories. I pulled them all (hopefully) up and we will plant something more, um, wanted.
The tulips seem to like this Spring's weather.
This mass planting of tulips looks terrific. Even some of the daffodils managed to be seen.
The tulip mass has a lot of color in a small space
Extreme closeup of one of the tulips
There are still some holes in the front bed, but it is starting to look really nice.
These turned orange a couple of days after I took this picture. I didn't know they did that and it confused me for awhile. I couldn't figure out where my yellow tulips went!
These tulips have lighter color on the outside that gives them a striped appearance
Pretty peach tulips.
Nice red/orange tulips
Some plants on our "red" hill didn't make it through the winter, either due to the cold or the rabbits. While that is sad, at least I have room for more plants!
The chinese miniature rose didn't get eaten too much by rabbits, but it was covered in mulch.
The World War II rose was also eaten down. It should have some nice blooms despite the munching rabbits.
Sven is apparently tasty. He was chewed down by rabbits, but is making a great comeback.
Sven didn't get chewed on by rabbits, so I need to do a little bit of pruning.
Sven and Ole have a new sister, Sigrid. I'll put her up front with Ole. She should be able to handle the winter since she was developed by the University of Minnesota, too. My mom has the other sister, Lena.The knock-out rose on the right is coming back from the rabbit pruning. The fern peonies are about to show their color.
Old-fashioned bleeding heart on the right and a yellow-leaf variety on the left.
One of the astilbe, doing well on the north side of the house.
My baby trillium. I was glad to see it this year since I planted it kind of late last year.
The older trillium is growing well. I think it has more flowers this year than last year.
Hot lips Turtlehead will need to be watched very carefully. I've already had to corral some of the spreading. The baby trillium is in front of the turtlehead.
The columbine look like they are coming back pretty nicely.
White bleeding heart are growing well, too.
This bleeding heart blooms all summer. I have to cut it back a couple of times a year. It loves this spot. It is currently covering an astilbe, but the bluebells manage to peak underneath.
I put pansies in the Michael Pot until it gets warmer and we can put something else in it. It will probably involve sweet potato vine.
The hen and chicks made it through another winter.
I can't remember what these are, but they sure love these boots.
My new herb pot. So far they seem pretty content. I put purple sage, lemon basil, greek oregano, thyme and rosemary in it.
My new pot. I think he will like our garden. We have a lot of toads to keep him company.
Of course, while Dwayne and I were clearing out the dead stuff and weeding, we talked about where we are going to move this plant and what we want to do with this space. It looks like we have a lot more work to do this year. The work of a gardener is never done!
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