The weather was wonderful last week, in fact a couple of the days had summer like temperatures reaching 25 Celsius and our first humidex reading of the year close to 30 Celsius. As much as we have been wanting the warm to hot days we are now desperately needing rain for the gardens.
Lots more blooms are appearing in the garden and there is lovely new growth on many plants.
The yucca got a trim over the weekend. It bloomed last year but this year the leaves had all turned brown.
I was worried it might have joined the trowel and error section but I can see new growth.
The tulips are opening in various shades and patterns. This week we are heading to Ottawa for the tulip festival.
Each year I look forward to seeing the trilliums that grow in the shady north facing garden.
My clump of red is doing well and the white clump was a transplant from a friends garden a couple of years ago.
Showing growth: stonecrop red carpet, stringy stonecrop, Egyptian Walking Onions, tulips, rhubarb, clematis, feverfew, chives, hosta, stella d’oro daylilies, daylilies, solomon seal, drumstick alliums, ribbon grass, tall iris, false spirea, sedum, obedient plant, beebalm, hosta, coreopsis, purple coneflower, Peruvian Daffodils, 4 o’clocks, canna,
Leaves and Buds: lilacs, honeysuckle shrub and vine, wegelia, ninebark, sand cherry, peonies, lily of the valley
Blooming: daffodils, violets, pansies, tulips, violets, mini iris, yellow iris, trillium, bugle weed, bleeding heart, incarvila, fuchsia,
Planting outside: scarlet runner beans, purple hyacinth beans, radishes, zucchini, potatoes,
Sprouting Outside: beetroot, peas 1, peas 2, morning glory seeds, 4 o’clock roots, Peruvian daffodils,
Transplanting: creeping jenny, hens & chicks, thyme, oregano, garlic chives, egyptian walking onions, feverfew,
hardening off: tomatoes, basil, parsley, elephant ears, sage,
Trowel & Error: yucca?, birdcage planter, dill,