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a bit more exciting - just notes/ image heavy April 2009
week of 4/4/09
some ? maybe lavendar? seedlings in one of the pots by the back entry - and maybe? a hyssop, too - in another pot.
some tiny unknown seedlings ? maybe snapdragons? form last years annuals by the itea and a few more in another place in that same bed.
garlic mustard seedling ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
(nuh-uh. no way were these snap dragons. Garlic mustard rears it head - again!)
echanachia is starting to pop up.
noticed that jewel weed seedlings are about
also notice 2 ? more of the ? mimulus - by the joe pye/milk weed area
tiny circea seedlings
in addition to the geranium by the lindera- I also noticed some across the way (viburnum)
and some of the dicentra - both by the sacred viburnum and the cherry - this makes me happy - I didn't think I would see those this year.
dicentra ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
spotted some of the solomons seal peeking thru by the cedars yesterday - and if you look real closely you can see one starting to poke thru where they were transplanted last year (right side of "water feature") - time will tell if the "false" solomons seal bareroots come thru in the same area.
solomons seal ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
some small sedlings in the front planting - not sure if thats hepatica or something else
and BEHOLD was that some bloodroot coming up too - JOY! I noticed three in the front planting, and another one in back by the cherry.
bloodroot ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
no sign of the jacks or the asarum canadense yet.
it seems that some of the bare roots I gave up on last year did indeed make it - I'm curious to see how many truly do.
I really must get my locations set for the incoming easywildflower order of plants and the bareroot shrubbery from coldspringfarm - I have less tha two weeks for that and want to figure out where everything will go and have ot prepped before they arrive.
I think early may the ionexchange stuff will come- and by that time I'm hoping many of my winter sown goodies can be x planted.
" I am juglone tolerent"
on moving shoe boxes to shade
I think next wek - or this weekend. I think they need the warmth. actually,
as soon as the (dreaded) maples leaf out they'll certainly b e in shade - but closer to the back door will help with ease of watering. next few days - in the thirtys at night.
***wishes - cut down trees back ( leave walnuts) (and - maple in yew?- and southeast corner)
two maples (+ - by te walkway to back)
****wishes- software (use on mac upstairs- ) garden software - or use appleworK? - software w/adding personal o=pics?
week of 4/8 popping up:
Eurybia divaricata /Aster divaricatus (White Wood Aster)
White Wood Aster ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
one of the Dicentras (not sure maybe squirrel corn?) with some tiny Circaea lutetiana (Enchanter's-Nightshade)
Geranium ?maculatum with Impatiens capensis (jewelweed)
Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine Poppy, Wood Poppy)
and of course plenty of viola
wood poppy ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
viola ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
Echinacea is popping up,
as is Virginia Knotweed aka Jumpseed - Polygonum virginianum (Tovara virginiana, Persicaria virginiana).
Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry/white flowers) - not popping up exactly, it's evergreen ( and very aggresive) around here.
4/9 YIKES cold stream farm delivery came today - luckily, I made some holes, but not all.
after too long debating some of 'em, I ending up just putting them in the ground (save one smal xtral red twid - that went in a small pot for now) - they should be transplantable later -
The red twigs are 1- in with the vinca by the PI tree, and two more behind the rocks - behind the seat.
couldn't put them too close to the monstrous maple.
orig. one by water feature, but I ended up planting 2 more there for now.
the elderberries are close to the original - but to the left facing outside.- one by the crotch of the moss log, on higher uo on the sacred mound., and the fourth farther baclk - left corner sorta - facing out.
that one has two lindera companions back there.
the other two lindera, I put by the original.
nine barks are around the edges of the birdbath/stump/v creeper area.
one where the bayberry was. - they sorta circle around the area - last one is just to the right of the walnut - where the ferns were, and were the false solomons seal never came up -
mahonia - 4 to the right of front door (facing door) one in a bit of sum on the path side of that "planting area where the dead tree w ivy is.
another 2 on the other (left) side of the f door and a small x tra planted in the white pot out there - I'll have to transplant that eventually
I only received 5 of the 6 x mas ferns - they are currently living in front of the closest ninebark - until I figure wht to do with them.
I dn't think I was very prepared.
white throated sparrow encounter -
sitting on porch - original where occasional boss is. flew right passed me towards front door - perched on railing and just "hung out" for a bit. if I reached out my hand I'd be just short of touching it - very close.
I turned my head only and shared in the encounter.
week of 4/22:
circeae has grown just a little
solomons seal is certainly coming along in an assertive sort of way,
and my first sanguinaria (bloodroot) bloomed a day or two ago
Sanguinaria Canadensis bloodroot Bloom 04/16/09 ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
my first viola bloom - soon there will be many,
viola bloom ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
and wood poppy/celandine poppy - Stylophorum diphyllum just about to burst forth in it's yellowness...
Celandine/wood poopy about to bloom ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
week of 4/29:
celandine (Stylophorum diphyllum) is blooming,
wood poppy bloom ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
ostrich and christmas ferns are unfurling
christmas fern ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
and finally - teeny, tiny ginger (asarum) leaves are emerging
asarum - native ginger ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
other ferns are coming too
sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
sensitive fern ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
also (and I'm VERY happy about this) the Jacks are coming!
I tried to get a photo, but they're all terribly out of focus.
gonna have to wait until they get a bit larger.
love the columbine
I've got some tiny seedlings from wintersowing and I'm also expecting some plugs next month from ion exchange.
Jacks are UP!
Jack in the pulpit ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
native strawberry is a-bloomin'
wild strawberry bloom ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
and solomons seal is ready to dangle.
solomons seal - ready to dangle ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )
... on to May ;)
***5/8 note to self:
now that notes are caught up, try to post weekly - or at least a few times/ month.
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You shown us some terrific photographs and I hope you'll post many more. What a lovely way to keep a record of what's going on in your garden from month to month.
You must have an incredible wood garden. Hope it all does well for you.
I am trying to start a woodland garden or at least help my existing one grow more then just poison ivy. YOu have some nice pics and posts
lots of stuff emerging from your yard! I just bought an ostrich fern, it just came up a week or so ago....looks like its gonna do well. :-)
Thank you eileen, gardengater, shannonrose, and Green_Numb for the kind words and the visit.