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May 4, 2011

A whole lotta spring

ERYTHRONIUM 'PAGODA', A COMMON AND EASY-TO-GROW ERYTHRONIUM OR DOG'S TOOTHED VIOLET
So much is blooming in the garden right now, that I thought that I would just cluster a lot of images randomly. With so much going on at work right now ( big design projects which require more attention and time from me), that I don't arrive home until after dark, so I will share some of the highlights of what is happening this week, with images I took last weekend. 


ERYTHRONIUM ALBIDUM, A TROUT LILY, WITH MOTTLED LEAVES AND A BLOSSOM THAT LOOKS MORE DELICATE THAN THE HYBRID FORMS.

'Gavota', a brown and gold Triumph tulip blooming in my new border of Lavender and Polyanthus Primroses.

Our Indian Runner Ducks are laying eggs everywhere, even our neighbors brought over a basket full. They were afraid to eat them! Eeew, duck eggs!

Unusual ground covers in newly emerging foliage. The plants in the rear are our native Mayapple, while in front, a variegated Petasites japonicus.

Ooooo, a messy deck, but in the camera, magic happens, the garden always looks good in photos! I could have Photoshopped the telephone pole and wires out, though! Someday I will move, and live in the country and not in a city.

Topiary's. I really should do a post on my topiary. I may save it for a June post.

We all know Sweet Peas, but this perennial Lathyrus vernus is charming, and long lived in the alpine border. It's three years old, but just starting to make an impressive show.

Yellow Magnolias! This one is 'Goldfinch'



2 comments :

  1. Gotta get 'Govata' for next year, very nice! Thanks for the introduction.

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  2. May I pick your brain for a moment? I need to find a resource on urban gardening specifically regarding vandalism prevention and safety, i.e. plants that don't hide needles, etc.

    Any suggestions? I'm having no luck with searches on urban garden issues.

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