Garden update in photos: May 5

I posted this on my main blog but want to keep a record of the garden’s progress here as well.

Butterfly Mind

My fiddling in the flower beds is never done. These past two days, though, rain has forced me indoors to watch the garden instead of work in it. I went out today between showers to get some photos.

rain guage and salvia31 Rain gauge, salvia, and lambs ears

bird bath indigo salvia chair23 The rain brought down the Dogwood petals

yarrow and rain boot06 The yarrow is beginning to yellow (barely)

chamomile flowers34 Chamomile volunteers from last year’s plants

sensation rose salvia09 A new salvia in the garden: rose sensation

scabiosa bud36 Scabiosa bud

purple tulip and indigo salvia13 Tulips and salvia

lilac02 Lilac in bloom with water droplets


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Buds and blooms at the end of gardening vacation

I published this on my main site and want to make sure to keep it here on my gardening blog as well since I use this site as my way to quickly review my gardening log.

Butterfly Mind

I spent last week’s daylight hours almost exclusively outside. I drank my morning coffee indoors, then put on my gardening gloves and hat and spent the days digging, carting, planting, and shoveling. I calculated on my gardening blog that I spread more than 2 tons of mulch in about 3 days. I was exhausted by the end of the week, but now everything is so pretty I can’t help but just stand at the windows (it’s raining) and admire all the plants that are about to burst into bloom. I ventured out into the drizzle today to capture these early buds and blossoms.

01 tulip These tulips will open any second now.

08 redbud tree Redbud 😍

10 lilac bud The lilac will smell delicious when these blossoms open

13 dogwood blossom The dogwood remains a favorite. I take this same photo every year 😛

03 redbud branches with sky The redbud is thick with fuscia buds this year

34 front lobe from side of house Our dogwood and a front bed before…

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