Hi everyone, there’s lots of garden happenings this week. It’s rained pretty much since the SOTF event last weekend and all my vintage finds have found theirs home, OKAY, let’s be honest here, most, no only a few have found their homes. We use the vintage milk box this weekend to store two sets of vintage lights inside.
As I write this we’re, Mr C. and I, are clamping down in Crawfordsville, IN. Its been raining so we’re tucked inside till it stops. With all the rain last week, and more to come this week, my gardens are just bursting up from the ground and taking hold of their garden space from last year….
Looking out the front door over the porch into the North side of my front gardens.
The Dogwood tree blooms before the leaves sprout…
Close up of a Japanese Dogwood tree flower.
On the bottom of the porch step, north side, if Woodland Poppy (yellow flowers), pulmonaria (aka..lungwort) (pink and purple flowers) and ferns nestled under the mailbox at the end of the porch stairs.
Farther on down the bed is covered in Hosta’s, Woodland Poppy, Lily of the Valley and many, many ferns. The north side of the garden bed, called the Ladies garden, is partial shade to shade.
My knees aren’t what they use to be which prohibits me from getting closer shots. A few years back I scored a vintage milk stool and use it to shoot closeups and keeps me in the game so to speak. These photos were shot using my cell phone walking to the truck.
Lily of the Valle is a special flower to me, it was my maternal grandmas favorite flower. Her name was Mamie Doll, the last name shortened as most immigrants did back in the day. If it was me I would kept my original name, Drouillard, a beautiful French name. The Lily’s were not planted by be but were gifted by our wildlife children or the wind blowing freely.
The South side of the front gardens is sharing here joys also. Hostas popping, ornamental grasses growing, Japanese Maple in her gorgeous color, Serviceberry just finishing her blooming and evergreen greening up.
A few tulips that have survived the storms..
Back gardens….the side which is the only area which receives fun sun, they are called my Garden of Colors. No colors yet but the roses are ready to pop.
Wisteria over an arbor getting read to share her beautiful blooms.. Wisteria also blooms before the leaves emerge.
Japanese Maple (Miss Bloodgood) is a GREAT Japanese Maple, easy growing, small tree, about 15 feet high and grogeous colored foliage. Don’t think I could have my garden without her. There’s five Japanese Maples in my garden and if there was room I’d add more! The bare branches you see in front is Wisteria.
The arbor, with the wisteria, is were the Secret Garden starts. The garden goes from full sun to partial shade. It doesn’t look like it now but once the wisteria leaves out the area will become hidden. Last year a beautiful, and tall, Willow shrub died leaving the area, where the window is, open.
Now my sitting area gets much more sun then I want and thinking of growing vines/roses up the window. The window was an alley freebie and was put up late last summer which I cover with a lace curtain to provide shade.
There’s lots more gardening happening in the secret garden area to share but Mr. C was calling my name to leave for our trip.
How are your gardens doing? Ay garden happenings going on? Spring is such a great time of year…as my gardens sprout with new life and energy they are filling me up too! Feeling the best I’ve felt in close to 3 months…a good thing.