Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Waiting for Mama

The trees are blooming.  These are my a Amelanchier arborea...Serviceberry.  They will produce purple berries which taste a lot like blueberries.  They grow wild all over the mountains here.

Soon to be tulips.

This is one of the areas that I am turning into a cottage garden.

I am taking the gazebo down and ordering a custom made one with screens and windows, heat and a ceiling fan.  It will sit back farther than this one and I will pull up these stone pavers and build a patio using them in front of the new gazebo.  I really hope to have it done by Fall.

This is area #2 which will become a cottage garden.

I've started planting perennials amongst the daffodils.  I planted a bunch of foxgloves and hollyhocks but for some reason that photo refused to upload.

These flowers are wood poppies. They will spread and eventually fill in this whole area.  Hopefully!

Looking up the stream.  It isn't running yet because we are trying to find a leak.  You can see the hostas starting to unfurl.

Texas bluebonnets.

I planted these hellebores years ago and suddenly this year they are spreading like crazy.

See all of that green to the right?  this whole area is about to be covered in hellebore's.  I hope I like them a lot?

The irises are growing fast too.

The hellebore's spread all the way over to the other side of the pond and are growing through my pachysandra. These are going to be transplanted.

My first year for currents.

This area is about to be covered with ferns and giant hostas.

And look who is waiting for me on my return!  It was just starting to sprinkle so Teddy was not about to chance being in the lower gardens if it started to rain.  However, she patiently waited by the upper gate for me to come home.  Her paw is still bad.  I am thinking she tore a ligament.  We will just have to see if it mends on it's own since she will not get in the car and would eat a house visit vet.