Saturday, May 08, 2010

Gardening in May

This is a flower on the liquid amber tree.  These will turn into little red balls later in the year.  These fruits do not seem to be of any interest to the birds and hang on the tree for a long time

These leaves are in the West Coast planter.

One of the plants on the front garden that has gone to seed.

These are the seed pods of the fern leaved  peony.  They are decorative in this stage too

The solomon's seal is a dependable plant for a good show of leaves and flowers.

The hebe on the rock garden in the front garden is in full bloom.  It is a lovely evergreen plant.

Close up of the tree peony flower
Another close up of the peony flower.
The tree peony by the front deck is in full bloom and is very fragrant.  I have one on the dining room table.  This is a truly lovely plant and is easy to care for once established.
Last week was quite cold and windy.  I did not get much done out in the garden.

Today was a fine day with 14 degree temps and no wind or rain..  I finished the edging on the back grass area.  It is looking really good, now.  The rains have topped up the pond.  Pat helped cut down the tree behind the garage and cut it up   The woodland path looks fine.  I think I will just weed it this year.  No need to renovate.

Most of the tulips are finished blooming.  The trees are all leafing out.  I think my veggie garden is beginning to sprout.  The nastursiums in the clay pot on the little rockery are definitely germinated.

I cleaned off a shelf in the back garage for my new hedge trimmer.  Tomorrow I should get the hedges trimmed with this new gizmo.


Anne said...

Very nice pictures Maggie

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