Monday, March 28, 2016

The Backyard: 3/20/16

Not much new here since my last post, but I wanted to take some pictures of my babies in their new homes.  And, ya know, while I was out there....

I might be a wee bit obsessed with this Barberry/Persicaria combo right now.

Grace had a picture of one in her last post, and since I got the start from her, I'll make an educated guess and say this one is Persicaria runcinata 'Purple Fantasy.'
The Barberry is 'Gold Nugget.'

I stole a piece of this Lungwort from my sister's yard last year.

My mystery plant's buds opened, but apparently they close back up at night.
I guess I need to make an afternoon run with my camera to get a picture.

I love the new growth on all the Clematis.
'Belle of Woking' was new to me last year and she has buds.

I've been filling in the area where the Butterfly Bush met its demise last summer.
After the huge rain and windstorm nearly took it completely out, I decided it was a sign.
It had to go.
In addition to moving a few things from other parts of the yard, I put my new 'Season's King' Heuchera in there.

All my other new shady babies went under the big tree.

It looks pretty bare right now, but there are several Hostas that are barely up, and they practically take over.
I forgot to take pictures of the new Toad Lily, but he's in there.

So here's the Eared Lady Fern, aka Athyrium otophorum 'Okanum.'

The Arching Japanese Holly Fern, aka, Cyrtomium fortunei var. Clivicola.

Japanese Forest Grass, aka, Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola.'

Meadow Rue, aka, Thalictrum with no tag.  :(

This Persicaria was added last year.
I believe it's 'Red Dragon.'

Can I also point out the reseeding nature of Wild Impatiens?
I've had the same variety for years and years, but I got a new one from Grace last spring.
They're dueling for a complete takeover.
I really don't mind 'cause I love them.
And luckily, they're easy to pull.

Definitely prolific little suckers.

And finally, I stuck my new ground cover, Herniaria glabra 'Sea Foam', in the path that leads to the wall behind the main bed.
I put the path in years ago for the kids and The Dog, since they were tromping through there anyway.
The wall is kind of their secret hideaway, especially in summer when the plants camouflage it.

I also moved my birdbath planter over to that area.

That grey thing was in the big deck planter last summer and I hated it there.
There were two, and since they both overwintered, I figured I'd try them in the ground before getting rid of them.

The peony that was here when I bought the house is up and at 'em.
More Lesser Celandine, of course.  A Tri-Color Sage is in there, attempting to survive the choking.

And I think that's it for now.
We're home from our Easter trip to the Rock Farm, so photos of that will inevitably show up before the week's over.
And my fingers and toes are crossed for the sunshine that's supposedly in our forecast this week.
 I've had a enough rain for a day or two, thank you very much.
Two dry days this month.
Off to see what's new outside in the dirt.....

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Front Yard: 3/20/16

We're checkin' the whole front of the property off the list this week.

The main reason I went out with my camera was for the ornamental cherry tree.
It is so dang pretty when it's in full bloom.
Pictures don't do it justice.

One of my favorite bulbs has also started to bloom.
The Snowflakes, aka, Leucojum.


An example of my stick barriers for the bratty dog.

My new 'Heidi' Geranium found a home out there.

The old sink got three different types of radish seeds mixed in with the Cipollini onion babies.

This is what happens when you accidentally spill the package.

And last, happy hens with a new burlap liner in their window box.

I shared this on Facebook last week, but thought I'd throw it in here, too.
I got an email from the the freelance photographer who took photos of our yard last summer.
One of them ended up in the latest issue of Flea Market Outdoor.
Pretty cool, kids.
Page 100, if ya wanna check it out in the store.

We're off to the Rock Farm this morning.
It will be our first Easter celebrated there.
I can't wait for Miss Libby to get to run free.
And the kids.  ;)
Happy Easter and see y'all next week.

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