And finally…. flowers

The crocus and Eranthis have fled, but a few others have emerged to take their place. Tomorrow is predicted to be 70F which is a good ten degrees above normal; never mind that it will go back down to the 50s the next day, and probably rain all next week! It rained yesterday and this morning, hence the drops seen here and there in the photos…

first daffodils

The former owners were clearly not terribly ga-ga over daffodils, judging by this one lonely clump poking up through the pachysandra.


I guess they were not hyacinth-aholics either, because there are only these two planted next to the front walkway…. but their scent is lovely.

Erica carnea

This is a line of what’s probably Erica carnea ‘Springwood Pink’ along the front of a slightly-raised bed. The section is no more than 4 feet long; it’s amazing what the right camera angle can suggest, LOL

magnolia buds in mid April

These magnolia buds are promising a nice upcoming display in the next few weeks! It will be fun to see how dark (or otherwise) the flower color will be.

I also see some buds on what I am guessing may be a Preston lilac but will reserve judgment until bloom time. The weeds are definitely already in flower, though! 😦


  8 comments for “And finally…. flowers

  1. Bec
    April 18, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Hurrah for some flowers blooming 🙂 hope the weather stays dry.

    • April 18, 2015 at 8:45 am

      Now they are saying the rain won’t begin until Monday, so I will have two days in which to “do in” my back this weekend. 😉

  2. April 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Those magnolia flowers look mighty promising!

  3. April 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Perhaps the previous owners were garden minimalists, or choose zen-like contemplative approaches to their spring bulb placements 🙂

    But I do rather like that slate (?) dry-stone/stacked-stone raised bed.

    The minute the weeds start to grow is my cue to sow most of my spring/summer annuals…I hope you have a wonderful weekend gardening!

    • April 18, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      There are four similar bluestone-stacked raised beds in the rear yard, which hopefully will be seen once anything begins to bloom there. 🙂 Problem is, several areas did not hold up well to the amount of snow we got this winter, so there is quite a bit of re-stacking to be done at the moment! My son came by today with a chainsaw, and that dead pine is now just a memory. 😉

  4. April 18, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    It is your job to make up for the laxness of the former owners, clearly one clump of daffs and two hyacinths is not nearly enough!

    • April 19, 2015 at 9:15 am

      And I certainly would do so, were it not that this is a “temporary” garden, LOL 😉

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