Second post of the day!
I just noticed that I never blogged about the photos I took earlier this week (even if it feels like I did).
The raised vegetable beds, above. They're in their new spot behind the garage. Near a water source. Out of sight. Inside the yard (not that that will deter deer or rabbits, if they're so inclined). They're not completely finished, yet, but at least they're in the right place! (The bigger of the two blueberries is in the background. I hope we'll actually get to enjoy some of the berries, this year.)
Here's my pile of rocks and old pieces of shingles. (There are more rocks, but this may be enough. I won't bother carting around more until I'm sure.) I'm still not positive what I'm going to do with them... I need to decide soon, though, or the weeds will begin to grow in/around them.
The trees are beginning to put on leaves. Amazing how they can go from bare to well-covered in just a few days' time!
The bridal wreath with the tiny flowers is looking lovely. The one next to it with larger clusters of flowers isn't so happy, right now. Maybe it's just getting a slow start. Otherwise, I need to remember to prune it back to the ground. (I think that could help rejuvenate it. Just need to determine when to do it.)
The viburnum that had just barely poked out a few tentative leaves, last week, is now greening up nicely!
Earlier this year, I cut a few ill-placed new-growth branches from this shrub. At first, I was just going to toss them on the burn-pile, but then it occurred to me that they might possibly root. I stuck them in a pot of soil, then (after days) thought maybe water was the better way to go about it, so I brought them inside and stuck them in my favorite old-jar-turned-vase. Just when I'd decided they weren't actually going to do anything-- roots! (I don't know that I've ever successfully planted something that I've rooted in water... I think maybe I tend to wait too long to plant them. Still, it's exciting that they even grew roots!)
The Japanese magnolia has been giving us a nice, long show. The one in the front isn't quite as impressive, but it's newer. It should improve with age.
The wild iris has been growing steadily, along with the in-ground daylilies (not pictured).
We had three white iris blooms all on the same morning-- then this one the next day. Funny how they are so perfectly in sync!
The creeping phlox from Mom's garden is still going. :o) (This should be an easy plant, from what I understand, but I managed to kill the one I had before... We can only hope that I'm a slightly better gardener than I was back then.)
The achillea Mom gave us is growing! (And a good thing, too, because the seedlings look so pathetic! So spindly!)
And that is all for now!