Friday, April 3, 2020

Euphorbia characias 'wulfenii '

I've been posting photos of my spring blooms . How could I ignore the Euphorbia 

It was  one of the first plants I introduced into my garden. It loves this dry sunny  place

Over the years I've let them self seed ... then I have a huge cull . Usually when they start looking  scrappy.

Seem to be quite a few these days...


...they appear in the most unexpected places....

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Blooms today

Muscari 'Valerie Finnis'

T  'Blue Spectacle'

Brunnera 'Looking glass'

Kerria Japonica

Stylophorum diphyllum

Omphalodes cappudoeica 

Beesia deltophylla

Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'

Lunaria annua

Cerinthe major

Monday, March 30, 2020

In the greenhouse

"No... not my tiny greenhouse but Terry's at  

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden


All that warm weather ...when was it ?     The  Orchids appreciated the warmth and blooms abound.

...almost anyway 




A flask of baby Orchids 

A tight tangled mass, no easy task untangling, though I discovered they  have tough roots ...and can take a good pulling.



Like bean sprouts all laid out on Spagnum moss .

Long roots




Into  2" pots they go ...




The grown up 

Maxillariella tenuifolia  

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A few things in the garden

Chartreuse is my favorite garden color .

...And this time of year the tips are just that 






I love yellow and white as well .


And a little pink is fine.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Operation Snowberry removal

I say Snowberry removal ...but also Vinca , Ivy , and , and , and .....

It looks a tangled mess ! I used to ignore it ,  so much of it was  coming from next door .
But since the new neighbors brought in a digger and removed everything ...including all the trees and shrubs.
And finally they have replaced the fence .  I no longer have a view of their big blue house ... 

Snowberry has big ugly traveling roots 


Digging around the lilic is going to be fun ...