Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring in the Garden

The phlox is blooming.  I just bought some pink phlox yesterday to add to these steps.
 Solomon's Seal next to the strawberries.

 The creek is running and Teddy is getting multiple drinks from the ponds each day.

 Suddenly this year the wild onions have taken over.  I have them everywhere.

 Ferns and hostas popping up between the boulders.

 The ramps.  At this stage I can pick a few but I really can't harvest many until they clump and this bed becomes a sea of green leaves. I have two of these beds planted.

 In the center of this pic you can see my May apples.  They have never come up this early before.  I planted these a few years ago and they too should spread considerably in a few more years.  When I was little we used to call these umbrella plants.  Maybe I would enjoy Spring if we actually had it.  Yesterday was 80 degrees and this morning it was 68 at 5:00am.  That's Summer weather as far as I am concerned. On Friday, The Blog Tech and his father went to the coldest baseball game they've ever attended.  They froze and were bundled up from head to toe and used hand and feet warmers. For last night's game they had on sun lotion and t-shirts.


14 comments:

Rain said...

Hi Joyce :) Your steps are just gorgeous with the flowers on either side. You have such a lovely garden. I wonder how long you've been putting your efforts into it?

The JR said...

We've got several colonies of the May apples. I've never noticed if they produced the fruit.

Darlene said...

Looks like fairyland!

Susan said...

Whiplash weather, for sure. I am going to see if I can't try transplanting some ramps - if I can find some to transplant, that is! Today will be 80 here. It's bizarre.

Linda said...

What do May Apples do? Mine just die after it gets warmer. The flowers are pretty, but nothing ever happens. mine never get over 18" tall.

dkzody said...

Glad you are having spring there. Here, in central California, it feels like winter. Gray, overcast, and cool today. Sigh.

Leeanna Henderson said...

I love those phlox on the stairs. Pretty! We are getting more rain today and maybe the rest of the week.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Spring will come to a stop here now if the weather predictions are right, it won't get that cold as they first said but it will be an indoors easter here in southern Sweden.

May apples never liked my garden, I've tried several times but they just give up, solomon's seal however behaves like a weed here :-)

Have a great day!

Christer

Cottage Tails said...

you are having such crazy weather. LOVE your garden photos and of Spring waking up.... I'm thinking of what to plant for spring bulbs (had a we spend up on bulbs yesterday)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Everything's starting to look lovely in your yard again!

Guillaume said...

Lovely pics. You make me enjoy Spring. I want you to organize my birthday party.

rachel said...

winter seems to be lingering--at least we won the baseball game.

TARYTERRE said...

Pretty greenery to spark inspiration. ENJOY!

chickpea678 said...

Your garden is just beautiful! I can't believe you planted a ramp garden!