This past week I turned 55, and the garden gave me a lot of “presents”. This morning I walked around the garden with the camera.
David built a new garden “gate”. Here is Mr Fluff trying it out. It’s an old screen door and it swings both directions. Very handy!In the back yard I am planning another small wall. The ground is very dry, I discovered as I dug out the widened path in preparation for wall building. We bought a little bird house as my birthday present. So far no birds have moved in. Maybe we have it too low? We might move it in another week and see if we get any takers.White Garden: I bought a nannyberry (viburnum lentago) from a local nursery and planted it at the back of the white garden–these are native and grow around here, reaching ten feet! The three goatsbeard plants are coming along as well, and the two white hydrangea shrubs are leafing out. As for blooms, only the narcissus are around now, and the solomon’s seal. Back Yard panorama: Here is the back yard view for May 23:The obligatory cat picture: I sat for a few minutes in the hosta corner at the bottom of the front yard. Mr Fluff, who was following me around the gardens, saw me sitting and made a bee-line for my lap.
Challenges: I have a thuggish fern, an Ostrich Fern, at the bottom of the front yard. I have a few other types that are smaller and better-behaved, but this one is trying to take over the world. I have reluctantly decided that it has to go. I’m going to transplant it in two spots where it can’t do any harm: the bed next to the garage, where it can fight it out with bishop’s weed, and a dark north-facing corner where it can compete with grass, stinging nettles, and more bishop’s weed.