No shortage of rain here. That and lots of cougar sightings have kept me out of the garden. But weather hasn’t kept me from nurseries, and so eventually I find my way back to digging and planting.
This weekend I should be enjoying my Pasque Flowers, but they look quite sad and droopy due to the rain. But they are planted! Almost everything is planted by now, but the eternal problem of deciding if the locations really work has begun. I call it “Plants on wheels”. The most difficult for me is finding homes for all the clematis. Determining ultimate size of plants is tricky. Deep shade areas are a challenge too.
I will need to accept that at this smaller property I cannot grow everything I would like… Which means that I am once again reminded that gardens are about the process. I suspect that even this new (to us) smaller spot will never be “completed”. For now I am enjoying an early spring filled with newly planted trout lilies, dodecatheon, woodland phlox, hellebores, epimedium and other delights.
Emerging plants are also intriguing: the brown foliage of Rodgersia, new green and purple stems of Clematis, fat buds on Camassia, lacey shoots of Gillenia stipulata, purple and oranger buds of Wallflowers, green shoots of Kirengeshoma and Ornamental Grasses. All add to the excitement of the season.
Phlox Sherwood Purple
Thalictrum Black Stockings
Camassia? We’ll soon find out!
Persicaria Golden Arrow
Magnolia about to open…
Planter for shade