Time to get busy

Today is the last day of classes, and tomorrow is one week away from my garden party, so it’s time to get busy. I have done a little weeding and gardening in the last few weeks, but mostly the garden has been on its own. I still have paths to widen, dead stalks to clear away, and weeds to pull. Here’s the front yard this morning:

front yard
front yard
front yard
front yard

In the back yard it is even more wild and woolly:

needs some housecleaning!
needs some housecleaning!

However, the plants themselves are doing just fine. Tulips made a big entrance in the last two days:???????????????????????????????

meditation garden tulips
meditation garden tulips
"square garden" tulips
“square garden” tulips

Those pink and yellow ones above (and below) are tulips I planted last fall with hot pepper–they all made it through the winter. Hurray!home may 1 034Also blooming: pulmonaria, primroses, forget-me-nots, muscari, and hyacinth. The crocuses are gone. Here is a nice lavender hyacinth:

I would like a few hundred more of these in the gardens!
I would like a few hundred more of these in the gardens!

But the main show around the yard is still the narcissus. Here is just a sample:

Mount Hood white narcissus
Mount Hood white narcissus
These might be "Delibes" or "Sound" narcissus.
These might be “Delibes” or “Sound” narcissus.
one of my favorites
one of my favorites

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As is customary, I’ll include some of the “critter” shots:

Mr Fluff enjoys the vista
Mr Fluff enjoys the vista
crowded narcissus
crowded narcissus
little spider trying to hide--you can just see the legs poking up over the top edge of the flower!
little spider trying to hide–you can just see the legs poking up over the top edge of the pink part of the flower!

 

 

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