Foamflower, Tiarella 'Pirate's Patch'
A plant that tolerates dry shade.
That makes it a favorite of mine.
Pale pink, fragrant flowers in late spring.
The green leaves have dark center patches.
Fall temperatures turn the leaves to burgundy.
These Mount Hood Trumpet Daffodils were planted last fall. They were very slow to appear this spring and then when they did, they were short and didn't look like they'd have flowers. All of a sudden they shot up and produced these white blooms, which are just now beginning to fade. This particular daffodil is sometimes referred to as "The Second Snow", since it adds white to the landscape after the snow is gone. Mystery astilbe growing in front of them.
I've wanted to add some whimsy to my yard.
Nothing too showy or too colorful, but
I like that in other people's gardens.
This piece seemed perfect for me.
Last Sunday morning, Phillip and I made another visit to Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve. We were looking for frogs by this pond, but didn't see a one. But we did find turtles galore all out sunning themselves on the fallen logs. We did a quick count and came up with about 75 turtles.
I don't know a thing about aquatic plants,
except that they grow in water:)
These were in the pond by the turtles.
I imagine they are some kind of water lily.
I went on a bird walk at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary,
binoculars, bird book & camera in hand.
By the time I figured out what tree the bird was in
and focused the binoculars, the bird was gone.
After two hours, I broke off from the group
and made friends with this goose.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin seem to trust me.
They let me take this photo.
Yesterday, I went to a perennial sale here in our neighborhood and bought six plants. Also went to Phillip's flag football game and then to his house to do some container planting. Today will be a day of planting at our house, containers and in the ground. The weather is perfect and I plan to enjoy every minute of it. Thanks for stopping by to see what's new around here.
"The world's favorite season is spring.
All things seem possible in May."
-Edwin Way Teale