Friday, March 27, 2015

The Backyard: 3/26/15

There are so many new things to share out back this time around!  That's what happens when you leave for more than a couple days.  You come home to all sorts of fun stuff.

Up first, Clematis.  This is alpina Helsingborg and I love her.

Buds are coming on my metal arbor clematis, as well, but no color yet.

The Lewisia is starting to bloom.
Eeee, I love it.

Here's a couple pulled back pics of that whole area.
I stayed true to my word and planted a clematis at the base of the palm tree.
That's why the chicken wire is there.  I'm hoping it will make me hate it less.

The neighbor's rhody is blooming.

Down in front of that, my variegated willow is leafing out.
I put it in the ground last year and hope I don't regret it.

A couple shots looking back that way from the deck.

Speaking of the deck, I've decided this big planter needs some bulbs in its life.
I stuck in a couple clearance rack ones, that will be good next year, as well as a couple primroses and ranunculus.  But I want to cram it full, so that's it pretty even before it's time for annuals to go in.
The strawberries are comin' in the fence pots.

A sweet Alpine Shooting Star and a couple mystery yellow flowers.

Back out to the garden, the barberry is so pretty right now.

The naughty violets are coming up everywhere.
They're so sweet, though.

Down the wine bottle path, my Lathyrus vernus has its first flowers, the pink bleeding heart is up and blooming, and the blueberries are goin' crazy.

Some sweet primroses that I'm fighting the slugs off of.
I'm trying Sluggo for the first time, and so far, I'm not sold.
They're still eating the crap out of everything after two applications.
I know Deadline is bad, but it works.

The shady spots are comin' along, too.
My epimedium, that I've had forever, is blooming.
(And Susan, I just discovered new growth on the one you sent me.
Unfortunately, there's no sign of the variegated Solomon's Seal.  Yet.  I'm not giving up hope.)

My other new hellebore baby, shared by a neighbor.

A plant that jumped in my cart at the nursery, Columbine 'Leprechaun Gold.'

And another one that recently came home with me, a blue corydalis that I can't remember the name of now. 

And last, just for fun, a couple pulled back photos, looking out from the  back corner.

That's it for today.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

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