My friend Suzanne asked to see pictures from my garden. We didn’t spend all day in the yard yesterday, but we did get a few things done.
I deadheaded the hydrangeas and a rhododendron and azalea that had some dead limbs. We planted a hydrangea that should have gone in the ground a few years ago. It had been in the ground at one time and was nibbled on by a bunny. It’s been near death several times since. Hopefully it’s big enough to survive any untoward bunny advances this year. It came from a plant I gave my friend Susan. She gave me a cutting from it. It’s a dark pink and neither one of us remembers the name of the variety, so we’ve always called it the “Kaspar Hydrangea.” I don’t see any flower buds on it, so it may be next year before it will put on a show.
A friend invited us into her garden a couple of years ago to dig up whatever we wanted of her hostas and ditch lilies. The hostas have been in a pot ever since, so John divided them up and we planted them in a bed in the front.
They don’t look like much now, it’ll be at least a year or two before they show up in pictures. We have a new resident bunny and I hope he/she doesn’t like to nibble on the tender shoots of just-planted hosta. We have enough problems with voles who tunnel underneath and eat all the roots.
If you remember this post and this one, I’m happy to report that this year the oak-leaf is a good 3-1/2 to 4 feet tall. I think the bunny won’t get it this time.
We went to Colesville Nursery in Ashland and bought 12 “Madame Butterfly” azaleas:
They will go in front of and in between each of these pine trees at the back of our yard:
We have this variety in other parts of the garden and we love it for it’s tall growth pattern. This one in front of the garage is probably seven feet tall:
It’s a very pale lavender:
Other things blooming right now:
The viburnum is nearly done:
Wild strawberries that came up out of nowhere last year and are spreading all over now:
Due to the warm winter we had, this Gerbera daisy survived from last year:
Bearded iris with azalea in the background:
One of these days, I’m going to get a good shot of the hawk that visits from time to time:
That’s it for this weekend. We went to Strange’s Garden center today and bought our yearly annuals for the deck. We also bought a big bougainvillea and now don’t know what to do with it. It’s too big for the shepherd’s hook we planned it for. Stay tuned.
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