I have moved the Pendula willow off the deck and into its decorator pot beside the pond. The decorator pot is about 3 feet high and the willow sits in a tall black pot within this pot. I have water in the bottom of the decorator pot and more clay soil. The willow can now stretch its roots through the bottom of the black pot and into the moist soil beneath it. The other willow that I moved to the pond edge with its long root system falling into the pond is looking really good, with this natural situation for willows.
There have been lots of birds in the garden. The house finches, in particular, seem to be grooming the trees, the robins in the bit of grass around the apple tree, the towhees like the leaf mulch, there are wrens, and the flicker is heard but not seen, just now. There has been a rufous humming bird at the feeder and an Anna's humming bird bathing in the waterfall. There seems to be a bumble bee nesting somewhere near the old compost bin. When ever I go into the 'woodland' area it seems to do circles around me. Also in the woodland area, I see the big trillium is finally showing. The mock orange shrub that is now in bloom has covered the trillium because the shrub is reaching for the sun from under the Japanese cedar.
The lilac is still in bloom in the back garden, for fragrance; and the French lavender is now in full bloom in the front boulevard area for more superb fragrance. The seem to be a few more bees this year; and there is a duet if not a more, frogs singing at night. The garden abounds with European wall lizards.
Otherwise, I am trying to keep up with my bot duties on Megashot.net. I have volunteered myself to congratulate all the winners of Explore and the Contests. Hopefully Version 2 of the site will be on line soon. These notifications of the winners of awards will be automatic. Ohhhhh YEAAAAH!
Posted By Blogger to My Garden at 5/15/2015 08:12:00 PM