One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday afternoon is to take a walk through the garden.
Bishop's Weed or Goutweed planted under one of the Japanese maple, looks so cool and restful. Some gardeners do not like this plant because of its invasive nature, I would much rather have this "weed" growing in my garden than some other weeds.
Jackmanii clematis--one of my favorite plants in the garden. Each year this clematis blooms more profusely than the previous years--the vine is covered. (Having Jack in your name is also a big plus)
The first daylily! There are so many more daylilies to bloom, so faithful, I call them dear friends who return year after year for a much anticipated visit.
Miss Oak Leaf Hydrangea
In March, Miss Hydrangea received a healthy spring tonic (fertilizer). She is going to reward me with hundreds of beautiful flowers. The bloom heads will turn crimson and cinnamon in the fall.
Anthony Waters spirea
The birds love spirea, they use her delicate branches and stems when building their nests. The morning dove (who is still sitting on her nest) used the spirea stems to build her nest.
Miss Yarrow is also blooming in abundance. Will be collecting and drying for use in fall and winter decorations.
Miss Million Bells, Trailing Petunia (Calibrachoa)
Since we didn't win the lottery, Miss Million Bells will bring smiles and enjoyment greeting summer visitors to Thistle Manor. A nonstop bloomer that does not need deadheading and gracefully spills over the sides of containers and hanging baskets--a sure winner. Oh, she also attracts hummingbirds, how can a gardener go wrong with this wonderful plant?
AppleJack and I will be spending Memorial Day working in the garden. Surrounded by all these lovely beauties it will not seem like work.