Portland just wrapped up a streak of sunny days in the (record breaking) high 80's. Weather like that means morning garden walks are mandatory. Care to join me?...
First flower of the year on the Grevillea x gaudichaudii!
With the Paulownia tomentosa cut back the Acacia dealbata reigns supreme.
But not for long, Pauley is making a come back...
The corner Loquat is putting on lots of new growth too, all the better to hide that annoying multi-colored garage (= thorn in my side).
Are you sensing a tree theme here? I don't know what got into me...I guess I was just tree-focused this morning. Maybe because I had just read that my friend Kate has planted 35 trees on her standard Portland lot and this got me thinking I should count how many I've planted. Or not. I could be like counting containers, somethings are better left unknown.
Anyway...here's another: Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida’ (Cutleaf Emperor Oak). I can't believe how much it grew last summer!
There are still a couple sprigs of pink foliage just emerging.
But for the most part it's all leafed out.
Remember the emergency surgery I performed on this Agave ovatifolia? It's all better now and you can hardy see the wound.
It's a Podophyllum peltatum explosion!
Some of you might remember I decided the Clematis tibetana var. vernayi had to go (just too vigorous). Sadly I never got around to that...
And now there's just to much going on to attempt a dig. I guess that's a project for fall.
The new growth on Pyrrosia sheareri is so fuzzy...
For some reason I had it in my head Epimedium wushanense turned that fabulous red/brown when temperatures cooled over the winter, and thus I was sad when it didn't happen. It must be the new growth that puts on the color show!
I thought we were going to get the "greenhouse" walls taken down last weekend. It didn't happen.
My over-wintered Anigozanthos are starting to push out flowers, yay!
I shared a similar photo of the Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’ on Bloomday, but it's even more floriferous now.
The focus of this photo was supposed to be the Sonchus canariensis on the lower left (zig-zag leaves), its gonna bloom it's dandelion-on-steroids blooms!
The heat pushed every single bud on the second Magnolia laevifolia open, luckily they're holding up pretty well.
Clifford (Magnolia macrophylla) is at that awkward stage where the leaves are still growing and he looks so gangly...
Last month's favorite post was all about the plants that I suspected might be dead. I'm thrilled to say they've woken up since then, well all but the Colutea, it's still just a stick.
The Embothrium coccineum is covered with buds. Too bad they're all about 10 feet up in the sky where it's hard to see them.
Lots and lots of seed pods forming on the Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen'...G. ‘Poorinda Leane’ has been blooming just feet away. I wonder if they've mixed things up? (and don't these look like tiny bananas?)
It's time to clear out the holding tanks (aka the veggie stock tanks) and get these babies in the ground so I can start scheming on this year's vegetable garden. That's Aesculus hippocastanum 'Laciniata' (cut-leaf Chestnut) in the front.
First Brugmansia flower of the year! (almost)
The Bocconia frutescens (tree poppy) was getting so leggy that I took a chance and hacked it way back to bare wood. It's not bare any longer!
This is going to be fabulous!
Okay...that's enough garden goodness don't you think? I'll leave you with some darling Lewisia flowers. I hope you've been able to get out and explore your garden...
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