Yesterday I stopped at Home Depot and they had a few Ninebarks. They were not very large, but I needed one so I grabbed it and immediately took it home to plant. Here it is where the Smokebush used to be:
Unfortunately after the Smokebush was removed, I realized that is was not dead! The leaves were just beginning to come out.
Yesterday I noticed my first blooms of purple Spiderwort. Have you noticed that so many spring bloomers are in the purple color family? I have the blue spiderwort right next to it, but it still has a few days before it blooms.
In the crappy (forgive that vulgar descriptive term) rocky area near the big arbor this pink Lupine has returned. I am thrilled to see that it came back in this inhospitable neighborhood!
That's about it for my new bloomers.
We have been bringing the deck furniture out this week. I am not doing nearly as many deck containers as in the past. A number of cannas and dahlias died out over the winter. I am taking that as an omen to cut back this year.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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