Well, this isn't really a rock, but it is a hard place. This poor little Columbine grew from a deposited seed a few years ago. I have tried to pull many times. Look at it....it looks like it is looking at me saying---help me
When it was small I thought I could easily slide it out, thinking the root structure was not too large. Well, it couldn't be pulled and I haven't had the heart to kill it. So every year, I have a very pretty Aquilegia growing in the crack of the sidewalk and the house.
Miss Bateman, my bargain Clematis is starting to bloom. I have her behind the mailbox and she seems to be very happy.
More blooms opening every day
For those who didn't know what we in the South have been talking in reference to the pollen....here are a few examples. This is in front of my garage door....after it rained.
The yellow is the pine pollen from the Loblolly Pine primarily. The fuzzy 'stuff' is the catkins from the oaks. It is mostly the oak pollen that people have trouble with, though the pine pollen is more visible.
After a rain is puddles and settles in many places. With hope another rain will finish off the high volume of pollen that is lingering.
And so for this April Garden Bloggers Bloom Day I welcome the first of the Tradescantia that is already blooming in my garden. Please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more GBBD postings.
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.