April

April showers are here.  We returned home from sunny Florida to rather gray and cool weather here.  Typical spring and we even had a bit of snow.  An assessment of the garden revealed the usual rabbit and deer munching over the winter. Grrrr…..This past weekend was warm, and a few blossoms are peeking out.  There were even a few crocuses that the rabbits missed.  Bluebirds are house shopping and we had a visit from an owl.  I hope the owl stays here and enjoys some rodent dinners!

This view shows the newly cleared area that used to be solid forsythia hedge.  I know there won’t be many yellow blossoms this year, but the wildflowers will love the new area.

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Fishing line to keep the deer away, chicken wire cages to keep rabbits away from the tulips

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Epimedium starting to poke through

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My sister gave me a whole lot of trillium corms for my birthday.  I planted them last fall and some are coming up!

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Hyacinths pushing up the ground

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An early saxifraga in one of the troughs

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A pink corydalis from friend Kim

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Someone is watching…..

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This is the area where we “hoicked” out the lilac last fall.  Lots of space to move things into after the winter deer fence gets put away.

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And lastly, first dinner on the porch.  It must be spring now.

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3 thoughts on “April

  1. Trillium corms? Are they the native sort, or purchased from a nursery. I have never seen them for sale, but have never been able to dig one up either. They are so deep that I never find them.

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