Friday, May 7, 2010

A few garden delights from this week.
New growth on Tolleymore Spruce. These neat little pines never grow taller than 8 feet. I love how this one looks as a backdrop to my roses. As it gets bigger, I'm sure it will only get better.
New growth on 'Tiger Eyes' Sumac. I could not afford a huge one of these, so the tiny one I got 40% off at Farm and Fleet is really exciting for me. I also inherited two babies from my aunt and uncle this spring. Love these!

Camassia in front of glowing Spirea.

This little bird friend lives on a birdhouse on my front fence. I think it is a black capped chickadee.

Ranunculus are quickly becoming one of my favorite things.

Happy Gardening!

2 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Jamie, I'm going to have to read about the Tollymore (sp) Spruce! Sounds wonderful, and if YOU can grow it, then I surely can. :-)

Hope you're not getting the freezing temps tonight! (word Verification: duckem!) For sure, heads down on the cold temps! ha.

Jamie said...

I was very worried about the freezing temps. I covered all the tender stuff with blankets, and we made it out just fine.

My mom bought me the Tolleymore Spruce years ago. The first year I had a small section of it die out, and I asked the nursery to replace it the next spring. They did, but then I asked what they do with the asthetically challenged old tree, and they said they would toss it. I asked if I could tuck it into a back bed at my house and wait out the dead spot? Could I leep them both? Yes! It's much better now! And I love having two.