Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Evening Stroll

Ipheion uniflorum

About three quarters an acre worth of pick up sticks.

The rear end of a Spot.

Fritillaria pallidiflora

One azalea's swelling flower buds survived the great snow dump. Its companion's swelling flower buds four feet away all turned brown.

Euphorbia polychroma

Allium tricoccum and two spots.

White Viola canadensis

Dicentra cucullaria

Trilliums that could be divided and spread around one day.

The sunny utility valley below the cozy cabin. Slowly it will become a garden of sweeping color and texture.

The really difficult corners of the front porch roof framing now have two coats of the Molera Vaquero Red.

Trumpet daffodil cover.

Coming out the other end.

The upper sunny utility valley wildflower meadow and garden annex.

The sunset of a sunny day.

And now back to rain.


lola said...

All is looking good Christopher. Not long now for the Cozy Cabin to have her dress on. Her stockings look terrific.
Isn't it nice to have the Spots for company on your evening strolls? They can be so funny at times.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The spots make lovely garden accents.

Siria said...

I wouldn't mind playing pick up sticks amongst all those beautiful daffs! Your kitties are certainly not camera shy! I agree with Lisa, they do make lovely garden accents.

Frances said...

Hi Christopher, so sorry about the azalea buds getting frosted. Any azalea loss is to be mourned. The spots are so cheering in the photos, they will love running through the wild gardens there, maybe catching some rodents along the way. The red paint just looks better and better. The black jack in the pulpit is beginning to open that you gave me. Hooray for wildflowers from friends. :-)

Christopher C. NC said...

The Spots have been a wonderful addition. I should be thanking who ever dumped Mama Spot off in the woods. It is fun watching them having fun on our strolls and this was the first one where the spotlets re-joined us since Bulbarella and the Building Contractor returned.

Frances, happy to hear about the Jack In The Pulpit. Have you seen the trilliums and/or the Bloodroot show up?

Layanee said...

A beautiful evening stroll with a great finale!

Frances said...

Hi Christopher, the bloodroot was up and bloomed. There are some other leaves that I am not sure about, no flowers but they leaves have the three separate divisions smallish and solid green. The black jacks came up with flowers first, no leaves yet. There is another plant that looks like a solid green Solomon's Seal too. I thought there was a T. grandiflorum, but haven't seen it yet. The others just showed this week except for the bloodroot was about two weeks ago, bloomed and is done. Thanks for all the goodies. Something is eating the crocosmia, luckily there is so much of it there is still plenty, even after giving some to all the kids. Clem. stans looks great, but no flower buds yet. Angelica seedlings have been spread far and wide, they are quite tiny though still. Lupine hanging in. Dierama alive. Have I forgotten anything? Oh the iris look good too.

Brieannon said...

Initially I visited this blog because I love North Carolina and was interested in what NC gardeners made of the land, but now I've been visiting because I simply love what you're doing with yours. Everything looks wonderful, and I look forward to the progress. The Spots are welcomed extras. I have two of my own cats who "help" me in the garden by sleeping where I work.

Christopher C. NC said...

Hi Layanee. We get quite a few great finales up here.

Frances hapy to hear all is doing well. The mini Solomon's Seal may be one of the Uvularia species we have up here.

Hi Brieannon. Thanks for saying hi. The Spots do have their outdoor sleeping lounge, but when we go on a stroll they are doing major exploration and don't want to get to far away from me and I keep moving.