The first two pics were taken today. I don't remember what kind of tulips these are, but yesterday, only one was open.
Basket of Gold:
The next few are from yesterday's yard walk. (Heidi is on the left side of the pic.)
The peonies grew from a few inches to this size in a few days, too fast for me to get my supports put in place. The 2 hellebores are on each end of the back of the bed by the house. They will get shade when the tree leafs out, which it is in the process of doing. There is a row of coral bells across the front of the top bed. The lower ground cover is the dreaded lamium some have called a thug. I've managed to keep it, the lambs' ears, and lily of the valley within the space I give them. There are a couple clumps of painter's pallete and a few odds and ends growing there, too.
This is the bed on the east side of the house. The plants are out of the egress window, and I hope to post on which survived, and which didn't.
I've decided these mystery plants, to the right front, are the poppies I thought I'd dug up, or maybe they are ones that didn't come up last year. To its left and going around clockwise are wallflower, iris, daisy, some kind of cone flower, and the Dutch irises I planted last fall, that haven't bloomed yet.
Now, this is what I went out to take pics of today! I was very upset when I drove by my new daffodils, and saw only one clump of flowers on it. As I was walking out, I figured if there were still stems on them, it was a critter that ate them, but if there were no stems, some rude person cut them for themselves.
Did you notice that it was neither of my theories? The poor things had wilted and fallen down.
Here's the brave one that was still holding its head up:
Here's the culprit:
We've gone from highs in the 50s and 60s to record and near record highs. I've had a cold, which has caused my asthma to flare up, so it was too hot for me to garden after work today. I am hoping to go out soon, as it is supposed to rain this weekend. I am pleased that the stems came back up when the tree gave them shade from the west. The flowers don't look in very good shape, though.
Here is an amsonia coming up, that Tom was wanting me to show:
Here is a shot of the bed that was started last June:
These were some of the bulbs purchased from a neighbor girl to raise money for her cheerleading gear. This is their second day in bloom.
I think these are money plant, but they could be bells of Ireland. Do you know what they are?
These blooms on the woodland phlox were not open yesterday.