EVERY SINGLE DAY WHEN I walk the borders of my garden I see change. Plants are growing so fast, the evidence is unmistakable. It's such a delight to see fresh leaves inching their way upward. And if that's not enough, I'm also seeing surprises like seedlings from plants I allowed to go to seed. I've even spotted a few plants that I thought were goners. Just today I spotted my Phlox 'Becky Towe' making a comeback. I thought she died last year. And last weekend I found a little Rodgersia leaf on a plant that disappeared two years ago.
It wasn't long ago that I posted photos of my hanging straw flowers that survived the winter. They were full of buds.
|One month ago.|
Check it out now.
|Straw flower in full bloom.|
I enlisted the help of one of my daughters and we painstakingly removed all of the old, tattered leaves off my Loropetalum. I think once it leafs out and blooms it will look much prettier.
|Look at all those buds.|
|I've noticed lots and lots of baby ferns in one section of my garden.|
Aren't they pretty?
|Here is the aforementioned Rodgersia leaf.|
It's a little work of art.
|Thanks to many seedlings I've not got a whole bunch of|
Aquilegia 'Woodside Strain.' I'm not thrilled with the dark purple flowers
but I love the foliage.
|Tulip bulbs I planted late (January) caught up and are right on schedule. |
They're beginning to bloom.
|Nala and Taz.|
Happy gardening, everybody!