For the first time in a few years .. i don't have an actual tree to dedicate for Earth Day .. but I will appoint a plant of some kind to take up that honour .. meanwhile Ms. Flame Amur and my Brilliance , will look gorgeous : )
"Fred" the Red Dragon Japanese Maple was protected by Ghost fern all winter .. a trick I tried to see if it would work ... last Autumn when Ghost fern went "crispy" I folded it over Fred as a winter blanket for protection .. I think it has worked !
Long ... scary ... start up view. To the right is my hellebore bed ... with just a few other special plants in it .. I have a collection of hellebore that was started off by my friend Andrea for me.
I appreciate it every time I look at it Andrea : ) thank you once again !
More scary views .. lawn has not been raked up yet .. this was our first decent day to work and other places had priority !
You might notice my hydrangea are all cut back .. some have to be moved out of this bed .. I really have to plan this out much better than I did last year !
For the love of 'lichen" !!! Husband brought home so many beautiful pieces of drift wood while he was fishing .. this is the biggest piece and it supports awesome "life" on it and around it !
T.E.S. "Tiger Eye Sumac" .. I share this tree with Gail at Clay and Limestone in Tennessee. So many times she mentions her soil conditions as clay and limestone .. Kingston is actually called Limestone City as a nick name .. and the clay is here as well .. that and builder's sand with rubble. Yup .. naughty builders !!
This was actually yesterday .. the last day of March .. it SNOWED .. and this poor little Goldfinch with his other friends ... well I think you can tell he is not a happy bird and I don't blame him !
But ? the good point is that we have two feeding stations and they are getting FED !!
OK ... these guys just had to put their beaks in to this post ?