HERE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, it is officially garden season! This past weekend, the weather was stellar. My buddy Carol and I took a time out from life to visit Fry Road Nursery and came away with some dandy darlings. Then I spent the rest of Saturday and all of Sunday in the garden. It was pure bliss. My house is not very clean but my garden is sure getting in to shape.
Some of my plants demanded that I take their picture.
|I admit, it was the new foliage on Sobaria sorbifolia that inspired me to buy this shrub last spring.|
|That, and the fact that I'm a huge sucker for pinnate foliage.|
|Many of my sedums seem even more vibrant after our cold winter. Or maybe it's just me.|
|Magnolia stellata is also a real dazzler this year.|
|Between the Magnolia and Lonicera fragrantissima, my nose is very happy.|
|When I saw pink-flowered Bacopa at the store last week, I grabbed three 4 inch pots.|
In the past I've had difficulty finding it.
|Bergenia cordifolia is sending up its pink flower spikes.|
|And in the front garden, sweet little Chionodoxa forbesii "Glory of the Snow"|
come back every year.
~~ Garden Bargains ~~
Last week, my son found me this vintage galvanized livestock trough. We plan to use it for growing veggies.
And then last Friday, when I went to the Habitat ReStore to buy bricks, I scored two of these heavy cement urns for a song. They weigh about 30 pounds so I didn't get any bricks on that trip. But am I sad? Heck no!
Spring has sprung and it's the most wonderful time of the year. However, if you're still suffering from winter's grip, rest assured, spring is coming.