Two friends dropped by today for a spontaneous garden walk. I really should do this more often because other people see things that I do not! I’m more inclined to spot weeds, but my friends see things like color, shapes and fruit!
Today we saw the fruit on my young Katsura Red Fox. It is blue! Now I wonder what that means. I see no information on this on Google…. but what a treat!We also saw the Tamarack’s tiny cones.Then we noticed that Arisaema Black Jack has returned! Thank goodness! I thought he had vanished over the winter.And there’s a bloom coming on Veratrum Nigrum too. But even without, I love the foliage!Now here’s a delight! Podophylum Spotty Dotty is not only huge this year, but it is sporting clumps of buds under its huge leaves for the first time. So exciting!Looks like they will be red!The Enkianthus shrub is blooming, but only minimally. Last year it was weighted down with blooms, but this year there are only 3-4 clumps. They are subtly beautiful!You can see here how much I like bell-shaped blooms. These are Nectaroscordum bulbs coming into bloom.
A close-up with morning dew.Later, before it got too dark, I was able to catch this photo of Disporum Night Heron, one of my all time favorite plants.And last but not least, this hedge of Berberis appears to be on fire. The new growth is shockingly bright!This proves that we need to take the time to walk about and enjoy our gardens, not just fret over what we haven’t accomplished!