As I took the dogs out this morning for their walk, I thought what a super day this was....a bit warmer than my cami and little sweater called for, but so lovely. First thing I saw was my first open daffodil, will have to dig through my notes from last year to see if I can find the name. As you can see, I haven't trimmed back my grasses yet. What a great sunny bloom to see!
I have been planting the last week, cooler weather (compared to spring or summer) and hopefully a bit more rain, has made it a great time to plant. Earlier in the week I planted two Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata', think I found two good places for this semi-picky plant....I love it!! Can't you just smell that gorgeous bloom?
Two of the azaleas I planted are native hybrids....one is one of the Confederate Series, 'Admiral Semmes'--- you can see the shed in the background. These native azaleas are deciduous and promise to be fragrant when in bloom.
Along the edge of the driveway rocks I have some daffodils that are starting to peek up out of the ground. To keep the dogs from walking on them and to remember where they are (so I don't step on them as well) I use a stick. Do you see the little leaves sticking up out of the ground? The stick diverts the dogs to one side or the other, missing newly emerging foliage.
I still need to mulch with pine straw along part of the driveway. That will dress up the edges a little better.
It is in the same vicinity as my Oakleaf Hydrangea. Knowing this hydrangea will get large, I gave each plenty of room to grow.
Right now the hydrangea is a stick about three feet tall.
This is the other native hybrid azalea I bought and planted. The name on the tag is 'Tallulah Sunrise' and it says this plant will get to be 3 x 3 when mature. If it is double that it is ok as there is plenty of room on this side for it to be as large as it wants to be. I couldn't find any information online about this one, so if you have any info, please share!
Walking around the rest of the yard, Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet' is full of tiny buds ready to open.
Fragrance is filling the air from the Edgeworthia chrysantha....yummmm
Finally the Hellebores are blooming-- what a great addition to the shady garden, something I didn't have in Virginia.
I have an umbrella trellis that has Carolina Jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens, growing all over it...also getting ready to open.
The Distylium myricoides is full of buds, some open, some just about to open......
For those looking for something to fix for tonight's Super Bowl game....Corned beef roll ups. Corned beef, cream cheese, and dill pickles. Really tasty!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!
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