Thursday, March 19, 2015

While It Is Still Barren

I am contemplating the low mounding tapestry of evergreen texture and color that sweeps across the slope below the cozy cabin. Specifically I am wanting to extend it to the left side of the slope. There are baby evergreen plants there now that are not so visible yet. I still need more.

I need more Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' and I am settling on the color silver blue. Now I just need to find a low spreading evergreen that is silver blue. Something like this Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa'. I want them and I want to plant them soon so they will be there for the barren time next year.

The only trouble is I might dig up something else I planted that isn't awake yet and I can't see. Maybe I can wait a few more weeks. Or not.

Then I contemplated the new crocus ring. It turned out pretty thick for a sack of leftovers. It must have been a big sack that Bulbarella ordered.

It's a species tulip circle too.

When I found the first patch of Negrita tulips I knew another clump had to be some where. I rarely plant one of anything. I sort of remembered planting more on the other side of the driveway.

Here they are. They just weren't directly across, but about ten feet further down. I walked by this countless times and never thought to look for them there.

I walk the garden with my nose pressed to the ground looking, looking for waking life. The baby Oconee Bell is looking good. I see three flower buds so far. The plant seems to be a slow grower, but it has grown to have three crowns.

The daffodils are coming. It won't be long now.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I wish I had a generous Bulberella next door to me. You are blessed.

Christopher C. NC said...

Yes I am Lisa. I have only ever bought bulbs on a whim in the discard rack and not many of those. The garden is filled with all kinds of bulbs and it is Bulbarella's doing.

Lola said...

Love them all. Sure wish I had a Bulbarella next door. Course I would need a person to plant them. Lol.

Christopher C. NC said...

Thank goodness Bulbarella can still plant her own bulbs. It takes me a while just to get around to planting the overflow in my garden.