Friday, June 6, 2014

Spring flowers

Daphne bloomed with sweet perfume from May 25 - June 4
Daphne has rebounded, slowly reclaiming her damaged branches. Still a bit wounded from where she was clobbered by a falling limb, but even some of those parts seem to be greening. I hung out for a couple of hours last Friday night, just drinking in the sweet perfume.

More transplanting on Saturday morning, and later in the week... Moving this here, that to there. Hostas, astilbes, toad lilies and the dwarf cedars all found new homes.  Nana Aurea, Golden Cypress and mugo pine could have been transplanted last autumn, but I didn't want to disturb the toad lily or carpet of nasturtium.

Now, poking nasturtium seeds into the dirt, I'm a bit doubtful the miracle sprouts will appear in a few weeks as promised. How can such a small, hard, dry, little seed turn into such a colourful carpet?

The first poppies popped June 4th.

Also blooming this last week:
  • ajuga
  • alium
  • columbine
  • daphne
  • euphorbia
  • foam flower
  • geranium
  • hellebore
  • iris
  • lily of the valley
  • may apple
  • peony
  • siberian bugloss
  • sweet woodruff
  • sweet cicily
  • tulips nodding
  • forget-me-nots fading
  • white trillium turned pink and then withered to brown


1 comment:

littleRamstudio said...

Your variegated Daphne looks a beautiful specimen, much prefer it to the plain green.
Beautiful photography too.
Heather :)