Saturday, April 23, 2011
Time for some random springtime joy…
As I mentioned in yesterdays post we’ve actually had some sunshine this week, for a few hours here and there it really felt like April. When this happens everything else becomes secondary in importance to being outside, which of course means checking in on the progress of the plants in the garden. Here’s the first real Plume Poppy (Macleaya cordata) leaf this year… Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wings' just coming out of the ground and it looks like it’s finally multiplying! The Rodgersia podophylla 'Rotlaub' is slightly ahead of this one, at about an inch tall. A couple more photos of the lovely Syneilesis (shredded umbrella plant) as they lose their fuzz and start to become shiny. I never tire of watching the Maidenhair ferns this time of year. The same goes for the Solomon’s Seal. The Hostas all seem to emerge on wildly different schedules. This one is the furthest along, others are just starting to shove their tips out of the soil. I’ve been empting out the shade pavilion! Plants that can handle water have been moved to the patio and others have been planted in the garden. It’s time to start transitioning others up from the basement, that’s on the list for this weekend. I’m giving Horseradish another go this year, I love the look of the leaves and the taste of the root. Having survived another winter the tree fern (Dicksonia antarctica) should hopefully start pushing out new fronds soon. Sunlight does wonderful things to the Saxifraga x Geum 'Dentata. And finally a few pictures detailing the progression of the Podophyllum peltatum, once I figured out that’s what it is. When it first started coming up I thought it was my Astilboides tabularis (which unfortunately there is still no sign of). Funny I forgot all about having bought the Podophyllum! I hope you are experiencing at least a few moments of random spring joy too, Happy Easter!
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