Even with all of the rain this week I got some new plants
planted or stuck in the mud.
I had been wanting some variegated leaf tall phlox to add
to the flowerbeds because I love phlox and if they had a
variegated foliage it had to be a plus.
I purchased three 'Nora Leigh' Phlox paniculata from
Butterflybushes.com or Rose Franklins Perrenials & Herbs.
I was so impressed at the well established plants that came
from there in the mail and the care at which they took in packaging
I also planted some white Candytuft iberis semervirens along
the edges of the sidewalk.
I had saw a picture of Lynn's from Flower Gardening
Mahonia Oregon Grape Holly 'Mahonia aquifloium' when it was blooming
this spring and its beautiful yellow flowers. So I found them and planted two
this week in the woodland garden bed since they do well in shade.
They get grape like berries on them that the birds
Also since I had lost two rose bushes this winter, the ice
storm must have done them in or disease, one was replaced
with an ' Almost Black Rose' which I am hoping will do well
here in the flowerbed.
I had received free from an order with Springhill Gardens
a Paeonia suffruticosa 'Zhuang Yuan Hong' tree peony
so it was stuck in the mud.
With all of the rain there was no need to water the new additions
to the flowerbeds.
Update on the computer problem: My hard drive was ruined
in the old one so it was going to have to be replaced. Guess
what I received for an early Mother Day present. I was so
thrilled at the generous present. The new one runs vista so
it will take a little while for me to get use to the new bells and
whistles on it and a few old programs I had will have to be
updated but I am all set now.
Going to go with my daughter and mother up to Sugarcreek, Ohio
in Amish country this weekend. I am hoping the rain will at least
hold off so we can enjoy the sights and get some pictures.
Happy Mothers Day and Happy Gardening everyone!