April 17, 2009

Some Growin' Goin' On!

The twins have arrived. Aren't they gorgeous?

The Robins were having a good time this morning playing in the sprinkler water and eating worms. This isn't a very good photo. I took it through the kitchen window.
This is Snow on the Mountain, Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum', that came from my mother's yard years ago. I wasn't able to control its invasive habit in my flower bed, so I dug it out and threw it into the wooded area next to our house and there it's thriving. The foliage was originally variegated but over the years turned green. Not sure why.

The Phlox paniculata 'Red Riding Hood' are showing some green. The flowers are always a hot pink even though the plant tag indicates red.

This is some kind of sedum that's been with me for 19 years, long before I started keeping plant tags. It grew outside in a container for 15 years before I finally put it in the ground. It's not getting enough sun where it is now, so it'll have to be moved to a sunnier spot. It will yield yellow flowers with more sun.

The Hyacinth buds get a little fatter every day. They grow close to the walkway where we'll be able to enjoy their fragrance and pretty blue/purple flowers.

These Yarrow Achillea 'Paprika' will grow to be 18-24 inches tall. They require so little care and they never disappoint me with their beauty.
This Lungwort planted in 2007 is coming along nicely. The other two were planted last year and they're not as far along as this one.
Well, that's it for today. The Robins are happy that spring is here, and so am I!


  1. I must be on a nostalgia jag - hyacinths take me back to early childhood, before we had a yard. In Scotland we would put hyacinth bulbs in special bulb jars and just grow them with water. I was amazed to see all the roots filling the jar and the flower so waxy and with its incredible scent - seems to me they would bloom around Christmas time in our home. Nice to see what's peeking through in your garden - Thanks!

  2. Wow! Look at the progress, doesn't it make you happy!


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