I finally have blooms for What’s Blooming, how about that? This year’s posts are going to be sparse on blooms as I am building a new garden bed. Maybe I should change the title of this post for the future. 😀
We stopped by the old house and I took some pictures of what is blooming there. That garden bed had a lot of winter damage. Looks like 2 of the 3 rose bushes there are gone. I will pull them up in a couple weeks -just to make sure they are dead- if we haven’t sold the house yet. I need to also grab some irises (irides??) since we aren’t closing until who knows when. Anyhoo – some flowers:
These are the Apricot Dreams tulips that are so old. Tulips usually aren’t super long-lived as the original clumps, but these are going on 5 years, I think?
This is the Monte Carlos tulip that doesn’t even look like a tulip 🙂
Now back to Radiance Manor and the work that is being done. We finally got the left half of the front bed de-bushed.
Digging out stumps is major work. It looks like a blast zone:
Check out this mammoth stump!
It is really too heavy to just pick up, so it got dragged over to the side. It needs to dry up and then we will cut it up. The city takes brush and stuff up to 4 inches in diameter, so this obviously can’t be put at the curb. 😀 We dug up 4 stumps with more to go out back.
It was looking so bare that I just stuck some tippy pots in the ground.
Not their permanent place, but good for now. I put in some dahlias and yanked some vinca ground cover out of the the bed on the other side for trailing. Not sure what that metal thing is to the right. Some sort of utlity item – maybe water?
I think it looks like a little mushroom and I just might paint it red with white spots for fun.
My few tulips out back are blooming and look nice.
On lonely little daffodil bloom:
Guess who is going to be planting platoons of bulbs this fall? Think it will be me??
The magnolia tree also has bloomed and is lovely!
I was pretty excited because I got plants in the mail this week. Debby sent me some babies from her garden and I have them potted up to try to recover from a cross country journey:
Hopefully some of them will make it.
I also got my Zephrine climbers today.
I tried a new company for these roses, called Great Garden Plants. They sent me a free plant with the order, too. A sunsparkler sedum. Free gifts are always nice. They also included a gift for Pixie in the form of rubberbands. She goes crazy over rubberbands – although I try to keep them away from her because she eats them.
I was thinking I got bareroot roses, but I guess I ordered the potted ones. I already received my other bareroot rose from Jackson and Perkins and *they* sent me a free rose bush as well! Maybe everyone knows I need plants. Here is hoping they do well and I will update – obviously :D.