We have passed through 10,000 daffodils and countless minor bulbs. Cherries and dogwood trees bloomed. The deep forest floor sparkled with trilliums, violets and a host of other inhabitants. The rhododendrons are now fading, while native azaleas and kalmias continue on. Iris still keep popping up. Peonies and philadelphus are having their best year ever. The first wave of wildflowers in a carpet of phacelia is getting tattered. This is just the beginning.
The Ox-Eye Daisies herald a new season of lush.
An entire world of herbaceous perennials is about to take the stage for summer.
The Salvia nemorosa is hanging in there, returning each year, not growing larger, maybe even shrinking a bit. I need to move them. They want parking lot sun and are not getting that in their current location. I need to have my electric line dug and buried ASAP.
If I could just get this delosperma in a massive drift. Right now it is scattered in bits here and there, searching for the perfect spot.
My baby rhododendrons and hosta in the garden to be are looking good, but oh it is major shady in there. A little tree thinning would make for better dappled shade.
The black Game Cock Louisiana iris is fixing to bloom its first year here. And when it is done, off to to new home with more elbow room.
Just maybe this cabin will get done this summer. I might need to have a talk with myself and start working nights. Lay off the blogging and strolls for a while. The tile backer board is in the shower. I read two places online to use silicon caulk for a truly waterproof seal in the backer board seams. Made sense, so I did it. The seams will still be taped and mudded to create a smoother surface for the tile. Must measure and go buy shower tiles.
The perfect white peony. Maybe there is a place for a few of them in the gardens to be.
And shrubs. I will be needing shrubberies. I have spotted baby viburnums and rooted rhododendron and deutzia stems. They can all be dug and moved to new homes. I need to make a close inspection around the bases of these spireas.
The lush is easily spread.