Monday, March 29, 2010
The chives came back. I wonder if I can split it like a grass?
This is the first ligularia to pop up. Now if only the hosta would start to show signs of life.
We moved our primrose 4 times before we found the right spot.
The pachysandra is getting ready to bloom. Our side yard and the back part of the back yard is covered with the stuff. The flower is small and white. It gives the carpet of green a subtle beauty. It is evergreen, slow growing and unrelenting in its quest to take over the earth, or at least our back yard.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Before you read my post and marvel at the pictures, make a note to yourself to visit Jean's Garden . Jean's post and paper on garden bloggers and Blotanical is a wonderful discussion on the virtual community we inhabit. The comments her post generated are a great read. The whole discussion is better than most presentations at ed-tech conferences I've attended. Now, before you run off, my post and pics.
This is the scene that greeted me on my way to work Friday. Imagine my chagrin. Spring break starts tomorrow and I have a list of things to do in the garden. Maybe I should turn the new flower bed into a combination pond and ice skating rink.Well, the temps reached the mid 30s and the snow melted wherever the sun hit it. Pictures of me making flower beds in the snow would have been funny but most of the snow was gone by the time I got home from school. My single little snowdrop is gone. Spring marches on. There are signs of spring all over the yard. The hellebore's are living up to their Lenten Rose name. We want move them this year because of their location. Hosta totally submerges them during the summer.
These day lilies are the offspring of mama and papa day lily from Chicago. The mother -in-law, Shirley, brought them with her the first time she visited. We now have enough to split and move around the yard or give away.
Monday, March 22, 2010
We're going to plant crocuses in the kidney shaped bed among other things. I was inspired by a post from Shirls Gardenwatch from March 17. I have never seen so many crocuses. If you have not visited, you are missing something special, but finish my post first please.
Lona at A Hocking Hill's Garden has daffodils blooming. We are about a week behind her.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
snowdrop. One solitary snowdrop pushing its way through the spawn of the devil. The reason I know what it is because some great bloggers from Blotanical had great posts about the flower. What a find. Proof that you never know what will show up in your garden.
My blogger friends in warmer climes have posted some really great pictures of Hellebores. Ours are through the ground and will bloom soon enough.
Our swamp mallo came back! I'm always nervous about new stuff. They are native to Ohio and we got them at the Wilmot Nature Center which is about 60 miles sout east of us. The Nature Center has a native plant sale every year combined with a day of hikes and seminars. As the name implies, swamp mallo does well in perpetually "moist" areas. It seeded itself last year so I need to keep an eye out for little guys poping up.
While I was weeding the day lilies I came across this little flower. Knowing that some flowers are attached to weeds, and this is in the front yard, which I know nothing about, I yelled for Pat. This delicate little flower and the attached foliage and root system ended up in my weed bucket. So now I know.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The Columbus Garden Show displayed a lot of hosta, more than all the other shows we have seen put together. I even found some hosta I have places for in our yard, because as we all know, there is always room for just one or two or three more of that favorite plant.