Alex and Rob planted a Trompenburg Japanese Maple that was tagged to show growth of 1 meter wide to 1 meter tall, but when I googled it, other sources project 3 meters in height. Time will tell.
The tree peony was truly amazing this year! More blooms than ever, and unbelievably fragrant. A thunderstorm pelted them into a bedraggled state by May 30, but we were able to enjoy the bounty for a week. The first saucer-sized flower came into bloom May 22.
We also managed to get the deck stained and front stairs painted. The last time I attempted the job myself it took a couple of weekends, so this time I called up Carol & she took care of it in a couple of days.
The hostas are perfect, as yet undiscovered by the slugs; and the greens are all so fresh and lush.
- bleeding hearts
- daphne (May 20)
- May apple (May 28)
- poppy (May26, first bit of orange)
- siberian bugloss
- solomon's seal
- sweet woodruff
- tree peony (May 22 - May 30)