It seems that no matter when I start my vacation, the first thing I do is trim and mow the lawn. It makes it nice for the rest of the week, and I enjoy doing it. You can see that today I followed a curve as I mowed the lawn in the back. Yes, I am one of those gardeners who likes to mow her own lawn! It's good exercise and when you are done, you can see a result. So much of what we do at times doesn't show immediate results like that.
Since the lawn is green and I seem to have a lot of white flowers blooming right now, let's go with a green and white theme for this upate on Gardening Vacation 2007.
This little allium is blooming by the front step. It's one of my favorites. That bloom will last a long time and then the "skeleton" of the bloom will be around most of the summer until I cut it back.
I believe this is Allium karataviense. It's one of my favorites.
The only tulips blooming right now are 'Deidre', my late season green striped tulips. Around the lamp post are giant purple allium. I did not save the package, so I don't know the exact variety of allium. That white blur in the background is snow-in-summer, Cerastium tomentosum.
And in the back yard, taking up some of my precious shade, are some woodland ferns. I took these from my sister's yard, excuse me, she let me dig some of these up as passalongs. (I'm pretty sure I told her I was taking them.) My dad got these some time ago, so I am happy to have them in my garden now. (And yes, peaking up through the ferns are some Brunnera macrophylla flowers, False Forget-me-not).
Now, some bad news. The rabbits have returned, if indeed they ever left. They have eaten quite a bit of spinach and a few pea vines. I don't like those rabbits. They are vermin.
And some good news/bad news. The good news is that the Limemound Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Limemound') that I cut down to the ground earlier this spring are all coming back!
The bad news is now I can't just cut out the roots, I have to try to transplant these to some other spot. I think I'm going to give some of them to my neighber. I know based on comments I got on the post about removing them that it would not be good to let them grow back where I initially mis-planted them! Poor design on my part.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, I'm declaring it Hosta Sunday, because I plan to dig up and replant my hostas and make room for my giant passalong hosta. Then on Monday, when everyone else goes back to work, I'll be going to garden centers!