FINALLY WE'VE had a few days of nice weather. Not exactly sunny, but not raining either and with decent daytime temps, I've been able to do a little puttering in the garden. I still need to do a lot more puttering but with so many other things going on, I'm just doing what I can, when I can.
My daughters noticed this frog in our outer pond. We're pretty sure it's a Western Red-Legged. She's here for her annual egg-laying Pilgrimage. Or maybe this is a third or forth generation mother-to-be.
|Euphorbia 'Red Martin'|
In the midst of massive chaos in the garden, a few plants have perked up and are greeting spring. The Euphorbias, for instance, are in their element.
|Euphorbia 'Tasmanian Tiger'|
|Daphne 'Summer Ice'|
|A hardy fuchsia with tiny, new leaves!|
Thanks to a mild winter, many of my hardy fuchsias are budding out from last year's upper wood instead of from the crown like they do when bitter cold kills off the upper growth. This means they'll be bigger and more robust this year. Yay!
|Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'|
|Helleborus 'Hot Flash'|
|Lamium maculatum 'Chequers' (Pink) and another purple-flowered variety.|
|A weird but wonderful Daffodil|
|Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'|