Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Nature walk, garden progress
After my art quilters' group left I went out for a garden walk and some close up pictures. Here is the same Jack in the Pulpit I showed yesterday.
I couldn't tell from the kitchen window that this other group of 'Jacks' also had blooms. There were 2 of them on the cluster of plants. I couldn't get a good angle for a photo on the other one.
Even though I dug out a bunch of Lily of the Valley there is still another huge patch of it in another spot. They are so sweet smelling.
There are several large patches of violets as well as others randomly scattered throughout the shade garden in the back yard. They have quite long stems. Do you know how long it takes to pick a bouquet of violets?
I picked a little of each of the flowers in the back yard. I may go out again today and spend more time and get a bigger bouquet.
I tried growing several different plants in this little garden and I just couldn't seem to keep it filled in. I finally resorted to more hosta, coral bells, lilies and cranesbill and they seem to be doing well. I also have a little hydrangea bush in the background. It is at the top right and I cut most of it off in this shot. It only had 5 blooms last year so I'm hoping to see a lot more this year.