Friday, May 1, 2015

Garden Report

The garden is still mostly brown, but it's now brightened with a few small flashes of colour here and there.  Daffodils are finally out, and hyacinths are emerging.  But there's still a lot of clean-up to do yet!

The bees were buzzing thickly in the air yesterday when I was out taking these pictures.  You could hardly get a picture without one in it.

A small bright patch of white in the garden - but today these are all gone, nibbled off by some 4-legged creature!!!

The primrose are finally emerging in bloom.

I loved the colour of this one in the sun.

And the Fernleaf Peony continues to grow fast, the flower buds forming now.  The texture of this peony is just amazing!

Never-the-less, this is what most of the garden looks like - brown with circles of green where the day lilies are coming up.  In the background the reddish patches are peonies, the darkest patch on the right the Fernleaf Peony above.

But much of the garden still looks like this.  It's hard to believe that this is the hosta collection along the fencerow; not a sign of them yet.

And the worst parts of the garden looked like this until yesterday.  I have two large trailer loads of woody stems, trimmed shrubs and 3 small trees all ready to head for the brush pile at our local dump, where they'll get mulched.


  1. It's nice that you can take the garden brush to the dump for recycling. Things will be popping in the gardens soon with the warmer days.

  2. The flowers look very nice! Just think, it won't be long before everything will be lush and green.

  3. Lovely photos! Lots of work ahead for you! But of the joy of a garden.

  4. Am I wrong? That pink primrose looks more like a pulmonaria to me? I'm pleased you have lots of bees. Sadly we have fewer each year.

  5. You're right; my resident horticultural advisor corrected me last night.

    1. I thought I was. I'm allergic to the little hairs on the leaves (horribly itchy rash) so I get my gardener to dig them out whenever they appear. But they grow so well around here it's a losing battle.

  6. Those four-legged critters eat all our rosebushes down to nubs before we get to see them bloom. I'm glad you captured those pretty flowers while they were still there. :-)

  7. I don't think I've ever seen that kind of peony, so will look forward to seeing it in full bloom. Pretty colors this morning!

  8. What great promise of things to come. : )

  9. It'll take time for spring to assert itself. The tulips here will take another week to really start showing, but fortunately the festival here starts next weekend.