I think it's time to update you on the horticultural explosion happening in our back yard. It's still almost all green, but there's lots happening and still to happen. Mrs. F.G. is like an orchestra conductor for a piece with a very long slow introduction. She knows what happening but the rest of us won't appreciate it until it's here!
The Leopard's Bane is the one flower that has burst into bloom and it's a beautiful bright yellow.
Before I even got off the deck though, there's this one little row of tiny leaves that is the beginning of our lettuce crop.
Down below I can see a patch of Christmas Ferns unfolding, their still fuzzy fronds covered in little white hairs, some of last year's leaves showing in the foreground.
Down below there are new 15 Day Lilies coming up, five new Peonies that will be in bloom soon and several other plants. But in between are the still unseen beauties, since Mrs. F.G. has scattered seed in many spots. I'm not sure what I'll see, but it will be interesting to watch this garden grow!
This looks like just a dead straight twig, right? But no, it's a twig pruned from a Redbud tree, and stuck in the ground, and it appears to have taken. We may have 2 or 3 new young Redbuds!
These are two of the five new Peonies planted as rootstock last fall, and as you can see it looks like they'll each have two nice big blooms.
I'll leave you with the golf course view from below, but there's one more bit of news. The Orioles are back! I heard them before I saw one, and they stayed up in the trees, but you could see their bright orange colour. With some fresh oranges out we hope they come to the feeder soon.
+Our daughter puts out grape jelly for the orioles and catbirds in her yard and now the hummingbirds are feeding on it as well.ReplyDelete
Spring is really showing well.ReplyDelete
Looks like a good start on spring in your yard.ReplyDelete
Everything is growing well and looking great.ReplyDelete
Peonies, we are a bit too warm for them to thrive where we are, but younger daughter in the far south has about 30, in their huge garden. Plants vary but are usually about $30 each. Flowers per stem are very pricey in a florist shop, here they flower late spring. Love that curved pathway and the golf course view, you will never feel boxed in.ReplyDelete
You are so fortunate to have someone who knows their plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers so well. That is a huge bonus when planning and planting everything. Your landscaping looks great.ReplyDelete
ooooh everything looks awesome!! that mrs. fg, she's a keeper!! i did not know you could just trim a branch, stick it into the ground and it would grow. wow, my mind is in overdrive already. i will confer with google!!ReplyDelete
The leopard's bane is lovely! I'm sure it attracts a lot of bumblebees at this time of year. I'm a big fan of peonies, though I don't have the space to grow them here. I'm looking forward to your photos of them in blooms.ReplyDelete
Your Mrs sure seems to know what she is doing. The Leopard's Bane certainly looks splendid in a spring garden.ReplyDelete
Mrs FG has a green thumb and the ability to blend the beauty it will produce.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy your Garden of Eden.
It's about time.
I see three blooms on that peony, and I do hope you are able to show me what they look like once they open up. Love that Leopard's Bane!ReplyDelete