Greetings folks. The sun was out today and although I still needed a sweatshirt in the morning, by afternoon it was warm and sunny. The rain is moving back and darkness is returning. A walk around the house, as I do every spring wondering what to do with the house siding, my blue angels surprised me. My goodness they sprout fast.
Each is in a different stage, from the tightly rolled cigars to the big girl leaves.
The huge Blue Angels are probably my favorite and I have shown them before.
My second is a simple chartreuse that matches sweet potato vines, my favorite color to mix in with any flower. Those vines are the deer's favorite also. I purchased two many years ago and have asked every year since, never to find this color in a solid again. The closest has a yellow edge but I want the solid. A local greenhouse (DJ's in Transfer) specializes in Hostas and has a vast selection, but not this one! We purchased several Yard Enforcers to stop the critters from eating everything. My neighbor has used this method for years, right along the wooded areas, with great success. Don't hurt 'em, squirt 'em.
This is a photo from DJ's gallery - I see so many unique plantings like this feathery white one, but with our top 8" of orange clay with unending blue clay beneath, we just waste our money. When we dug a very large hole to fill with good soil, it became a pool of water after rains. The water can't perk through the clay so it follows the path of least resistance, my good dirt. We've tried everything, amended with all including gypsum. We're done! Someone's blog showed their gorgeous landscaping and there was a sparse chartreuse tree with very short needles on weeping branches. Loved it. I did have the name and checked locally, they never heard of it, and I've since lost the note. Probably best anyway because it would certainly not survive on this property.
Almost done with Mary. Have a spectacular weekend. I'll settle for good.
Thanks for visiting.