…which is a nice way of saying that I have neglected this blog in favor of the faster blip of Instagram posts. The original purpose of the blog was to document my garden so that I could learn from my mistakes and notice changes. Of course, over time I’ve included travels and quilting, but in the original spirit of things, here’s a whirlwind tour of what happened this spring.
When Your Plan Actually Works
The ‘Tête‑à‑tête’ daffodils did just what they were supposed to: add color to the early spring garden in front. As a bonus, they bloomed with the grape hyacinths, great color combo. These were perfect and I may get more to add under the maple tree next year.
I love the English bluebells with the pale yellow daffodil ‘Sun Disc.” Every few years they actually bloom together the way they are supposed to, and this was one of the years.
When You Had No Plan and It Still Works
These pink tulips (French single late from WFF?) beautifully echoed the pale pink viburnum ‘Judd.’ I did not realize I was doing this but will take all the credit for it anyway. Will they bloom at the same time next year? We’ll see.
The yellow hostas and yellow ‘West Point’ are another striking combination for which I will also take )unwarranted) credit.
Old Favorites Do Well
These are Tommy crocuses caught in just the right amount of sunshine.
And these are my favorite lily-flowered tulips, ‘West Point,’ that go on year after year. I hope these do the same even though they’re in a pot.
Echoing Ruth Krauss, daffodils are to give everybody enough.
Sometimes There’s a Mystery
The ipheion in the walkway bed seem to have petered out, so I ordered more. Here is one, looking a bit different from the originals, in the bed by the sidewalk. So I think it’s ipheion ‘Constellation of Blue Stars’ but maybe not?
For next year: more anemone blanda, especially under the maple tree. I also added more trout lilies and English bluebells under the oak tree, and that was a Good Thing.