Next comes Jane.... Magnolia x 'Jane'. Another new addition to the garden. She was planted a year or two ago. We had been looking for something to take the place of a dogwood that came out a few years earlier. My neighbor cut a cluster of about 4 or 5 mature pines that shaded my garden....fun coming home to find a complete change. It was one of those decisions that was made because she had the guys there doing another tree. 'Jane' seems to be doing very well. Here is what she looks like now and then in a few more weeks when she opens all the way.
Not all of my daffodils are blooming yet, but Cum Laude and Tete-e-Tete are certainly putting on a show.
I have one daffodil from the previous owners...I had forgotten it was in and among the paperwhites.
Here you can see the Cum Laude and Tete-e-Tete from the front porch. They are in the front bed with a Japanese Maple, a few Heuchera, lots of Delosperma (ice plant), and some Forget Me Nots that reseed profusely. On inventory I saw there is still one Gaillardia still out there. Maybe the others are still there as well. On the crest of the ditch is Pennistetum 'Moudry'. And of course a JMU flag. You know the story...all my kids and all my money goes to (insert college name here).
Today is Garden Blogger Bloom Day. This is hosted by Carol over at May Dreams Gardens
Quick update-- saying goodbye to one of the girls heading back to JMU, I saw 'Jane' opening up a little more...