The other day instead of trying to get anything done, I just made a couple of circuits of the garden with the camera to see what was what.
|Potted Podophyllums are all up
|This Camellia was planted in the Ruby Red Death Bed last year and is flowering already -- it's called 'Black Magic'
|Erysimum 'Blood Red' grown from seed last year is now flowering profusely, but also floppy as hell -- I've got it supported so the lawn guys won't mow it down
|A second Camellia, 'Vestito Rosso MonBella' is now growing at the other end of the bed
This Camellia was the target of a (wo)manhunt last year by my friend Camille, who showed up with it as a gift for me last fall after I posted about being in the doldrums. I finally got it in the ground a week ago, and it doesn't seem any worse for having spent its winter in a nursery pot, although its many buds have still not opened.
|Native Dicentra formosa self-sows all over the garden, but it's easily pulled out where I don't want it, and also easily transplanted to spots where I do
|Ribes sanguineum is flowering heavily, hopefully feeding the hummers and bees although I haven't noticed that many yet
|Waterlogged Pulsatilla vulgaris
|Lunaria, a biennial transplanted into the cutting garden from seedlings that were self-sown elsewhere, is also flowering like mad
|Here's a welcome sight -- the beginning shoots of Datisca cannabina, which I planted last fall after seeing a huge clump of it growing at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
|A bird's-eye view of my house from their house
|One of my favorite small trees is starting to leaf out -- Acer circinatum 'Pacific Fire'
|For the most part only the tips of the branches are fiery red
|The red color fades further along the trunk
|A small pot ghetto -- at some point I'll get these in the ground
|About a quarter of the plants here are headed for the spring plant swap in Portland -- the rest will eventually go into the front beds that are getting renovated, a process that started last August
|The rest of the pot ghetto
|I have eight trays of seedlings, here and in the photo below, also waiting to go into the renovated prairie-style planting in the front beds
So, that's what's up here in my garden.