Another week has flown by.
Wednesday we were awoken with the noise of a plane dive bombing over the top of the house repeatedly. I thought what is wrong with that crazy pilot flying so low over our house until I remembered they were going to spray here in the Hocking Hills area for Gypsy Moths. Yesterday we had terrible thunderstorms, wind, hail and rains so they could not finish spraying but they are back out there again this morning making pass after pass all over the area.
Can you say brrrr! The colder weather lately and rain has slowed down some of the blooms in the garden and the gardener too, along with the projects that still need to be finished outdoors.
The Persian Blue Alliums have been shy to open on these cool days.
It has caused the blooms on the Carrosuel tulips to last longer, although I do not know how they made it through the hail without getting shredded.
I have really been enjoying their pretty white with red feathery blooms this spring.
The Red Valerian, Jupiter’s Beard, Centranthus ruber, (or which ever name you call yours) is starting to open its buds. It grows in front of my old shed and the heat generated from the sun off of the metal building makes it grow faster.
Another Columbine, aquilegia ‘Rose Barlow’ has self seeded in another section of the Shade garden.
This plant is larger than all the rest of my Columbine plants so it must like where it has decided to grow on its own. At least it was not a crack in the walkway where the Cosmos likes to take a hold and grow. LOL!
In the Woodland bed where I tossed a whole box of mixed perennial seeds last year has given me a few nice surprises so far.
Some “Five Spot” Nemophilia maculata plants are starting to bloom there. I remember trying to start some one year from seed with dismal results so I guess the way to grow them is just to toss the seed out on the wind and let them pick where they want to grow. LOL!
Some “Forget Me Not’s” are also blooming in the Woodland bed from the seed. I see a lot of Coneflowers have sprouted up there along with some Jack in the Pulpit’s so it should be interesting to see what else will bloom there over the summer.
The red one is a little slower where it grows in complete shade.
With all of the roses now in bud this may be the first year that the roses will bloom at the same time as the Rhododendrons. It is just so unusual for here in Ohio where the roses bloom the last of May into June.
The “Rose Companion” from seeds given to me by our late friend Linda Karr are really looking pretty this spring with their fuzzy leaves and will give me some first blooms this year. Linda’s kindhearted gift and flowers remind of her whenever I look at them. And is that a Lightening bug I see?
The variegated Creeping Myrtle or Vinca Minor is spreading nicely. I will be pulling it up by the handfuls this summer to keep it in check. It gets very invasive with runner roots that spread out under ground.
The Blue Wisteria blooms are fading now and the vine is leafing out more. If I dead head it will it give me more blooms? If only. I know you are tired of seeing pictures of it but since I waited eleven years for it to bloom folks I am taking advantage of these first blooms with many pictures. LOL!
Indoors a little fertilizer and a larger container has given the cyclamen a fresh start and it is blooming again.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and….