My tulip circle was wonderful but short lived (by my hand) .. but here is the bouquet of Antoinette tulips that have been utterly amazing .
They are also called chameleon tulips because they change colour from start to finish.
Next the so called mystery of the disappearing Ostrich Plume astilbe ... my BAD !
If I had read my Autumn "notes" I would have realized I moved them to the front bed
And ... replaced them with Sun King aralia ... which I had to move yet again(and they don't like being moved .. shudder) to fit the new plant I found .. a standard Pink Diamond hydrangea.
I still can't believe what an idiot I was thinking my astilbe died .. because they are such hardy plants for me .. so kudos to my astilbe and Sun King, with a thumbs down to my memory cells which are yet again members of the "Idiot Club"
Next new plant was yet another Japanese Maple (I think I am obsessed with them ?)
This one is Emperor 1, a more steadfast strain than Bloodgood.
It's leaves open later in the Spring, avoiding frost bite and the dark colour is much stronger.
It is a wee fellow, but I think a cracker !
So Pink Diamond was $39.99 and Emperor 1 was $29.99 both from Loblaw's garden centers.
What else is going on here ?
The allium are blooming tall and straight and with surprise white ones included with what was supposed to be all purple ... some one in packing had a good laugh ?
Plants are just filling now such as Gooseneck Loosestrife, ground covers, large hosta just beginning to stretch out .. it will look jam packed soon !
I should have had my filter lens on when I took this picture ... keep forgetting !
I couldn't resist the promise of blueberries that taste like the wild ones we used to pick as kids in Nova Scotia.
They have foliage similar to Boxwood ... and changes colour in the Fall to beautiful oranges and reds.
My Bloodgood Japanese Maple is leaning a bit to far one way so I have to drive a stake in to align it a little better .. I have had thoughts of placing it in the middle of this garden but still in the "thinking" stage of it yet .. poor Garden PA might keel over with that one ... and he has been doing so well!!
It needs to be cleared away around the crown to get in the mood for flowering.
Note to self, peony wants a little undressing before she gives over ?
Garden PA picked these mugs up at the Dollar Store.
I love what they say in short form making it easier for your brain to process it ? LOL
I hope you will think of it too first thing in the morning to start your day off right !