May 1st in the Garden…

Hurray, a fantastically beautiful day here and friends to help me unwrap protected shrubs, prune clematis, cut back ornamental grasses, and more!

While they unwrapped and tidied things up, I extended the border of my hellebore garden. Last night my husband and I planted two apple trees. It is all terribly exciting!

This morning we watched a weasel chasing two muskrats in our pond. He must be tracking down their nest! Meanwhile, a hawk up high was being chased by smaller birds. Then two Great Blue Herons flew past. Nature is so very busy!

Here are some of the beauties out there:

By the creekApril30-2013DaffodilsPeony shootsApril30-2013Peony



Fritillaria RaddeanaApril30-2013FritillariaRaddeana

White LilacApril30-2013LilacBuds



Lady’s MantleApril30-2013Lady'sMantle

Clematis ConstanceApril30-2013C.Constance



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2 Responses to May 1st in the Garden…

  1. Mary Waind says:

    Lovely, Marie! It is an exciting season, and a busy one… for nature and for you.

  2. Jack says:

    These look pretty nice. I have been reading so many complaints about the late and cold arrival of spring. But, up there the flowers seem to be fighting their way through the soil.

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