Programming note — some of these pics came through on my email upside-down. I flipped them in Photoshop, but I don’t have the skills to keep your smart-screens from “correcting” them back to the original orientation.
More bounty from faithful garden commentor Opie Jeanne:
Volunteer chives, foxgloves, and baby lupine in the gravel
Beans just starting, volunteer lupines
New rose garden. 3 years ago this had a dying pine tree and some English ivy (invasive species here) and a row of elderly lavender, also dying. The rocks were there and we salvaged a few of the old lavender and added a lot of young plants. Had to fix the drainage in this part of the yard before we did anything.
[Ed: That can’t be a juggler leading the parade, can it?]
Corn bed, alpine strawberries
Last of the Lilacs, just a week ago
Dreaming of bunnies
Here north of Boston, I’ve got almost all the mail-order tomatoes transplanted, but now all the rootpouches need to be slide-puzzled into place before they’re tall enough to require laddering. And I can’t finish moving them until the Spousal Unit finishes pruning as much of the godsdamned overhanging nuisance oak as he can reach from a ladder, which it’s my job to hold… if I’m not back on the blog this evening, assume the worst.
Speaking of future posts — there’s a bunch of pet pics waiting to cheer up our mornings, but as best I can tell from my disorganized email, the only gardening post now in the queue is a blog-link from Peter Cook. So, if you’ve got garden photos, this would be the time to send jpgs to annelaurie at verizon dot net.
What’s going on in your gardens this week?
Nice, OJ. Pics all look upright on mobile.
Just beautiful. Happy Sunday, all.
The pics look fine on Chrome on my PC. The lupines remind me of my visit to the Huntington(I signed up for a membership last week) and the kid and I saw a wild lupine on our hike to Echo Mountain. I used to see alot of them when I was growing up, but that was the first one I’d seen in decades.
I have a yard that has plants all over the place where I rather they not be coming up. This year I decided to let them do what they want. I give up. They win.
@Jeff: I’ve resorted to chemical warfare on the wild bermuda grass.
Screw firing up a program as heavyweight as Photoshop for something as simple as flipping orientation. Use Irfanview (free!).
@NotMax: Tend to agree, using photoshop to correct orientation is like using a sledgehammer to kill a fly.
ETA: Win10 has that built into the File Explorer.
The pictures are beautiful and what a labor of love.
@Jeff: I have visions of selling the house and driving by a few years later, to discover all the holly and bamboo back. Plants often win.
There was a shooting in an Orlando gay nightclub. Police are saying to expect mass casualties.
Good Morning ?, Everyone ?
My brother and his family live in Woodinville and every time I visit I marvel at the lushness of the gardens and the flora that grows there. Thank you, OJ, for sharing.
[email protected]JPL: Sounds like an explosion too,
@raven: I saw online that that was a controlled explosion by the police. Not sure what that means or why they would do it.
Sigh…. to have such a well behaved garden…. sigh….
Just beautiful Opie Jeanne
Police are going to give a briefing at seven.
@Baud: It means they blew up what they thought might be a bomb.
@Baud: Got that now, dude could have been barricaded in and they flash banged him.
Beautiful garden Opie Jeanne! I love lupines.
@ Ozark, JPL, and Jeff: yeah, I’m barely fighting back this year. When the weeds get such a huge head start in spring like mine did, I’ll be lucky to fight them to a draw.
Re: the juggler leading the parade. I live in Seattle and I’ve seen a number of street signs telling driving to look for pedestrians. Then person/persons unknown put a decal or something on the signs so it looks like the pedestrian is doing a hula hoop. I’ve seen this quite a few times and it still makes me chuckle.
Lovely photos, OJ. It’s cold here this morning and I think it might be raining a bit but I’m too cold to go out and check.
I’m dressing the perennial beds with compost today. Yesterday they got a nice fish fertilizer bath. The peonies haven’t bloomed yet but the size and quantity of buds has me hopeful that this could be a spectacular year.
We were house hunting for 2 years so I didn’t do anything fun or interesting on my garden, just controlled weeds as I could. We finally found a new one in parents neighborhood which needs some fixing or we couldn’t have afforded it. So contractors who don’t show up and 1/2 the time for both. New house has some invasives which I need to get controlled now before it gets worse. Also poison ivey which umm complicates other weed control. That’s almost fixed.
I love lupine and that is a great example! The one down-side I have found is that lupine tend to kill a lot of other flowers they come in contact with. It raised hell in my flower beds. After the country remodeled I am having to completely rebuild and so my last lupine bloom just finished this week.
That looks like a pretty spiffy garden set up you have there, way more ambitious than I am.
Beautiful, beautiful pictures!
The pics are all upside down or sideways on the iPad, but perfect on the Mac.
Beautiful gardens! I really envy the lush, green gardens that you see in many parts of the country. It is dry season here and everything is brown except for the few areas (like the raised bed veggie garden) that get needed water from our drip lines.
Re: dreaming of bunnies . . .
We had to rescue a little baby cotton tail from our cat this week. I was shocked that he went after a rabbit. And horrified.
@OzarkHillbilly: Ha! I don’t point the camera at the still untamed areas of the yard.