April was a month of cold, windy, cloudy weekend weather; there was not much garden "maintenance" accomplished. Now there is a pressing need for composting and weeding. With recent rains and soft ground, pulling weeds should go smoothly. Well, it would have ... with a forecast of partly sunny, 70 and only a 20% chance of rain today.
Then ... the thunder rolled ...
|(From the creative minds at Microsoft Clip Art)|
Besides garden maintenance, I had hoped to get some plants in the ground. After waiting to get past the 'last frost/freeze' date (almost) for Zone 5A - I have had some impulse buys. I bought a new Hosta (Albo-Marginata Plantain Lily), to fill in a gap in the front garden. Last weekend, with the intent of window shopping, I found a "Banana Cream" Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum) with my name on it. (Checking that off the 2012 Wishlist).
|"Banana Cream" Shasta Daisy (Leacanthemum superbum)|
|"Golden Globe" Arborvitae - soaking up the rain today|
(see the Royal Purple Smoke Bush in the top left corner - a match made in Heaven?!)
|Pampas Grass, Anemone and Sedum - waiting for a new garden home|
|Sweet Autumn Clematis|
(Amazing how delicate leaf tendrils hook a 'death grip' on the trellis; sculptured elegance/steel resolve)
|Walk around the garden - 5/6/12|
(White Asiatic Lily, Hollyhock, "Fire & Ice" Hosta, Weigela & Cheddar Pinks,
Sedum, Pink Double Knockout Rose bud, Candy Tuft, 'Shade Garden')
|"Wine & Roses" Weigela - a new fave in 2011|
Until then, pacem, amicis ...
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