The Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) on the edge of the lawn bravely continues to survive and bloom. While this past winter wasn’t too bad, it was a previous, deeply cold one and heavy snowstorm that threatened its survival. It limps along.
Violets and dandelions dot the lawn and my little neighbor and I had our first Violet Tea party last week. We may even have the chance to get in another as it looks to be a good year for violets. The grass had to be mowed, three weeks earlier than ever before, due to a warm April. May has been rainy and cool so far, good for working outside and prolonging the Narcissus blooms.
The perennials continue to grow. The giant alliums are budded, and a few parrot tulips that the voles missed are showing weakly. I’m contemplating wire cages for future tulip plantings. Lamb’s ears, daylilies, iris, veronica and astilbe are making progress. The blue globe has made its spring debut.
Thanks to Cathy at Words and Herbs for hosting The Tuesday View, a meme showing the view of one or more of our gardens over the course of a growing season.