Today in the Garden: A New Feature
Ok…the dirt nerd is me is feeling all tingly. Spring has sprung in such an exuberant fashion that I have decided to add a small column to the right side of the page for daily (or almost daily) garden happenings. I know, the fact that the broccoli is actually doing what broccoli is suppose to do is only exciting if you love gardening. But here is goes anyway… Suffer if you must or come over to the green side.
Before I show you today today, I want to catch you up on a couple of events. First the dogwood. I’ve never really looked closely at a dogwood bud. Have you? This is what happens…
All this occurred on this little guy. You know what they say about big things coming in small packages. (Cornus florida ‘Cherokee Chief’)
The violets are coming up everywhere. I do love these little native beauties. They make the best groundcover; spreading themselves around and blooming multiple times. They are also a host plant for a couple of the fritillary butterflies.
Now on to today…
The broccoli is performing quite nicely. I do hope it doesn’t get too warm too soon.
The perennials in the butterfly garden are emerging and starting to bloom. The Blue Salvia (Salvia farinacea) is the first to show its stuff.
There are blooms on the three small blueberry bushes that I planted last fall. Woohoo! I could eat my weight in blueberries!
The native honeysuckle that I planted last fall, Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), is starting to bloom. It is a favorite of the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
Finally, the new shrubs in the hedgerow continue to put on more blooms. The Shasta viburnum is a vision in white. (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Shasta’)
What is happening in your garden today? Please share your pictures and descriptions in the comments below.
Now go out there and plant something!