For the garden is the stage on which the gardener exults and agonizes out every crest and chasm of the heart.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tree Peonies

I have five or six Tree Peonies - "tree" meaning the base stems are woody, not herbaceous like our familiar old-fashioned peonies. They bloom earlier and have enormous silky flowers. They also add yellow to the peony color pallet. I have one yellow one, but it has not bloomed yet. It takes a few years. Now that I think about it I suppose some of my larger bushes must be at least twenty years old.





These sweet babies are BIG!

I potted up the annuals yesterday.

Take care, live well while you are able - Gunnar

Friday, May 13, 2016

First 2016 Posting

These are cellphone shots and it's more convenient to just post them to Facebook. I really don't like Facebook. It has a tendency to abbreviate everything, even life; it has no soul. Meanwhile, back to the garden. It was 95F one week ago, but today is just blanking cold, windy and wet. On the other hand the recent rains have really greened things up. 






A month into the season and I am already at least a month behind on my maintenance. Just this evening I remembered the two potted hostas I overwintered in the cool corner of the basement. They are over a foot tall and are sick ghostly shade of pale. Reaching to the sun so they can make chlorophll to create cellulose. I fear I may have created an 8th grade science experiment. I hope the plant can survive my forgetfulness. I'll try to remember to take photos. Yeah, right.