|The anenomes have just opened, and delicately float in the breeze|
The tulips have come up trumps again, after 6 years. Every year I anxiously await to see if this is the year where they get too tired and overcrowded to bloom well, and each year they continue to look lovely. I am on the verge of digging them up to make sure I don't reach the stage of overcrowding, but can't quite bring myself to disturb what seems to be a good thing. Maybe I'll wait for just one more year. In the meantime, I'll stick to my regimen of plenty of bonemeal and keeping the water away from them in the summertime.
|The tulips are just starting to go past their prime, but have looked magnificent|
|This tall lily will draw the eye after the|
tulips start to decline
|Here, peonies and hostas will be the focus|
once the tulips go past
In the meantime, here are some pictures of the state of the union in the garden, and although it's sad to see some things going past already, there's much excitement about what is to come over the coming months.
|This area had become increasingly shady and will need a re-arrangment shortly. I plan to wait until the anemones are done flowering.|
|Although it's not raining today, there has been quite a heavy fog, which has left lots of droplets on the Lady's Mantle|
|This clear white clematis only blooms in early summer, but it does so before the New Dawn rose opens up, so it makes a good companion plant. It's also not too vigorous in terms of foliage, so it doesn't crowd the rose.|
|These dark aquilegias are just opening as the tulips go over, and the frondy foliage will hide the declining tulip foliage from the street view|
|These Alliums will be fully open in a couple of days. The peonies are already hiding my homemade woven dogwood stakes|
|My crocs were decorated with fallen forget-me-nots when I took these photos in the drenched garden|