As for yard happenings, things are still comin' along with the quickness. Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, makes for some pretty optimal spring growing conditions. Here's what's happening out front this week.
I made a run to Garden Fever and Portland Nursery last week, and didn't really find anything too exciting to bring home.
Well, actually, I found lots of things, but the wallet wouldn't allow them.
So I ended my trek at Home Depot, and got my fix with some happy, cheap, primroses.
One of the moms at school shared some babies with me and this Hellebore was one of them.
As you can see from the flowers on the ground, the Mt. Fuji flowering cherry tree is blooming.
I love it.
The plant that I called Marsh Marigold for yeeeeears, was properly identified by Tamara at Chickadee Gardens as Lesser Celandine.
I didn't need the identification websites to tell me it was invasive. The yard this time of year speaks for itself.
I really don't mind it, though. It's awfully pretty, and it's fairly easy to pull once its done blooming.
The Hyacinth is attempting to fight its way through it.
Another plant that is on a lot of people's naughty list is the Muscari, or Grape Hyacinth.
Again, yes, it's pretty good at taking over, but I still love them.
This one came with the house, and has continued to spread the love since.
Remember my free, you-dig, Maple tree?
He's starting to leaf out and is soooo cute.
The Lungwort is bloomin' pretty good now, too.
And last, one of my all-time favorite spring bulbs, the Snowflakes, or Leucojum if you're fancy, are blooming.
I have two clumps of it out front. I need to move a piece to the back this year.
And that's it for today in the front yard.
I'll try to get out on the sidewalk with my camera this week.
I ripped out a bunch of stuff all along the area right outside the fence, something I've been talking about doing for years, and I've been been busy down in the parking strip, as well.
Photos to come.