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Well this is definitely the best year for the Honeysuckle bush.
Some of you that read my post about the big ash tree being cut down recently know that I had begged the tree cutters to not drop the wood on my honeysuckle and they were kind enough to oblige me. You can see how close it is to the stump.
I should have waited until later to take pictures since the sun was so bright but I'm certainly not complaining about the sun!
I think I've lost this weeping cherry tree.
It had a handful of flowers and isn't leafing out well at all. Dan thinks it was just too darn cold for it this winter. I'm also concerned that when the snow plow goes by in the winter that some salt may be landing on the area making it sick. Really not sure. The big blue spruce has gotten so much larger that we're thinking we won't replace this. I also have a small Japanese maple that looks very bad this year. Darn weather!
The peonies are on their way up. Poor things are being shadowed by the big blue spruce. Perhaps I'll move two of them to the other side where that cherry tree is. They say that peonies prefer not to be moved but I think they will benefit greatly if I do.
The last of my tulips are blooming.
We've been hit twice this week with a hard frost and have another one coming. The timing is really bad for the flowering plants and trees. The local farmers are already predicting a 50% loss in production from the cherry trees because of this. The apples will be affected to.
Daughter gave me this cute little garden ornament for Mother's Day. It has a Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote- The Earth Laughs in Flowers. It has a hole in the bottom so I think it's going to get a little flower planted in it!
Hubby bought this big planter for me for Mother's Day. It's made by the same company that made the water fountain. I had the big metal sphere from last year and I'm think of planting impatiens plants in there. I wish my growing season was longer because ivy would be really nice to have growing on it. I have some sweet potato vine that might work. We'll see! Things look shaggy around here.
I took my chances and dug one hosta and moved it to the right (seen in the shade). It's my Captain Kirk hosta and it was between the two larger ones in the forefront and the one behind the armillary. Last year everything got so big you couldn't tell them apart. It doesn't seem to mind the move so that's a good thing. The Jack Frost Brunnera has been blooming on the right. We haven't had much rain so I'm going to have to do more watering. My annuals are tucked in the garage until this frost business passes. I hope to plant everything this weekend.
and to everyone have a wonderful weekend!