Anyway, I've pulled myself back into line and begun to cut myself some slack. (Nobody cares if that mulch still isn't spread except me) I've decided to make more time to get out in the garden with my camera. The viewfinder of the camera forces me to realign my focus. When looking for things to photograph I begin to really see all the lovely elements instead of the negative ones. It hit me the other day that the hellebores were more floriferous and beautiful this spring than they've ever been and I never took the time to get even one picture of them. I was too busy cleaning up winter debris and lamenting over the losses. I don't intend to let any other fleeting beauties get away from my camera this season....
The Sundial Garden with the Hydrangea petiolaris in the background.
Salvia 'May Night' next to the Lysimachia 'Alexander'
Newly planted cement urn. The Fuchsia Begonia on the left is new to me this year and I'm looking forward to seeing how it does.
A little shade garden with one of my giant variegated Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Tiger Fern' on the pedestal right of center
Fuchsia 'Billy Greene' is putting on quite a show
Neoregelia 'Charisma' These three pups were from one plant I purchased a couple years ago.
The bromeliad tree I put together a year and a half ago is still looking great after its winter in the greenhouse.
The Japanese Maple is skirting the edges of the pond now.
The west container border with many of the plants overwintered in the greenhouse. It was like an instant garden when I put them out a few weeks ago.
Iris 'Immortality' with Weigela 'My Monet' and Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
Rahjii looking for the drasty voles
The Allium 'Globemaster' are sublime right now
The new shrub border is beginning to fill in nicely
The Driveway Garden
Don't have the name of this beauty but I love it's pale lavender color
Rahjii loves the nepeta
My Cotinus 'Golden Spirit' has been pretty slow leafing out this spring (Whoops I wasn't supposed to point that out)
Long view of the Driveway Garden showing my new Purple Obelisk Beech
Iris 'Beverly Sills' with Miscanthus 'Morning Light'