What’s Blooming

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As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been away for a couple of weeks.  The garden started to awaken in my absence (weeds included, of course, and I won’t even discuss what the edges look like).

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Unfortunately, many of the borders are also under water thanks to the endless rain, but better rain than drought!

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Looking ahead in this week’s forecast, it appears we should have 4-5 dry days, so hopefully that will give the water time to seep into the ground.

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We’re also anticipating 3 overnights at or below 32 degrees, so no rush to get things in the ground yet. I just hope the freeze doesn’t damage the fruit blossoms and certain perennials, such as the hosta and peonies, that have already shot up a fair amount of growth.

 

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The orchard: daffs all blooming, as well as one of the plum trees.  I’ve planted 300 or so bulbs in the area over the last 2 years.  Plan on adding another 400 this fall.  I want the orchard awash in daffs by next spring. 

 

 

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Bleeding Heart in bloom already!

 

 

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A small portion of the peony border.  Rarely have I seen this much growth on the peonies this early in May.  I hope they’re not damaged by the freezing temps over the next couple of nights.

 

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  1. Your tulips are AMAZING. Such a burst of color.

    I never get around to planting bulbs and I kick myself every year at this time when I see everyone’s tulips and daffodils.
    Sigh.

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