Wednesday, March 19, 2014
My work days are longer, but not quite full yet. If there is sunshine and a couple hours before supper I can always find something that needs doing. Today I continued on with my dispersal of the grasses. The two clumps by the Bird's Nest Spruce were dug and divided into four.
There is still plenty of the Miscanthus 'Morning Light' left in the front roadside bed. The spruce has some needed elbow room.
Some things grow much faster than others. The first two Yucca filamentosa I planted are quite big and full now. I hope they bloom again this year.
One clump of the grass was planted mid sunny utility meadow to add a different texture into the mix.
Three were planted at the east end of the meadow on the slope below the scenic byway. One is thirty feet to the right and out of the picture. Two were added to a grouping of grasses previously planted on this slope. The idea is to get some height going here so when you are in this end of the garden there is some screening from the passing cars, trucks and motorcycles and you don't feel so exposed. The road is right at the top of the slope in front of the trees in the back ground. It's right there.
Sunny days have brought the first few daffodils into bloom. 10,000 more will follow over the next four to six weeks.
Meanwhile crocus pop up from one end of the ridge top garden to the other. This year there is evidence of a significant amount of self sowing by the random single crocus in odd locations. Bulbarella swears she didn't plant them. I wonder if she isn't accidentally dropping bulbs as she divides and spreads them all around.