I cut back some dead Rhododendron plants yesterday and pulled a few weeds. Here is the latest news from the garden,
|Toxicodendron radicans - Poison Ivy|
This stuff is growing everywhere. I am not as sensitive to Urushiol oil as some folks but take care to wear gloves when I tear it out.
|Eryngium - Sea Holly|
Last year I moved this plant to my cactus garden. I was positive I had killed it. However this year it is back and loaded with blossoms. I've very excited about this.
|The cacti have wintered over successfully. I'm looking forward to some blossoms|
Almost all my varieties are in the Opuntiideae subfamily
|The first tomato blossom of 2016 and I see that I have an unwelcome guest, an aphid|
|There is a problem with this Black Gum Tree (Nyssa slvatica) that I got at the Children's Fair.|
It appears to be under a lot of stress with this weird growth habit. I'll see how it does this yea.
|Lupines are in full bloom. They have been self seeding for years and a welcome sight|
|I have no desire for a lawn and try to cultivate ground covers whenever possible. I have a few successful stands of European Ginger which I am hoping will spread. Another favorite is Sweet Woodruff which can be seen in this photo. Both plants do very well in the shade.|
|The Weigela shrub is beginning to bloom. I'm not that excited about this shrub, it is mostly for the hummingbirds|
|'Wine and Roses' Weigela|
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