There was lots and lots and lots of rain this past week or two. Combined with our mower being in the repair shop Wooly Acres is looking a bit like a jungle. Today is sunny, with some high, hazy clouds, 68°. It is a perfect day for taking pictures outside and working in the garden!
Virginia Bluebells. They are such a lovely blue/pink but the color was impossible to catch on camera.
This is a Red Maple (or Swamp Maple), covered with a gazillion keys (whirlygigs).
Norway Maple, red sport. This tree is very slow growing, no keys.
Sugar Maple. Very slow growing, 4' high tree, gift from Trish in New England! My absolute favorite tree but it just doesn't love Pennsylvania. Quintessential fall foliage.
The front walk garden is beginning to fill in. Hosta (regular and giant), japonica, daylillies. Too small to see yet: coneflower, rudbeckia, dianthus, shasta daisies and something I think is Russian sage.
Jack-in-the-Pulpit being overtaken by an enthusiatic Bleeding Heart
Weed of the Week…
Wild Honeysuckle. This bush is about 7' high. It is growing in a rose garden we haven't quite finished dismantling yet. It isn't an ugly weed but it just spreads like crazy and grows quite large.
What I’ve been up to…
Went to my favorite garden center yesterday and got some annuals for containers and to make hanging baskets. Also bought a few tomatoes and the acidifier pictured. We are going to attempt blueberries bushes. They may not be successful here but Henry Fields was *practically* giving them away so what was I supposed to do???
Starting some container gardens of impatiens over in front of my store.
Planted half a dozen tomatoes. These are Big Beef, and I also got a new one called Fourth of July. It supposedly has ripened fruit in 44 days (by the 4th of July!) and I am a sucker for a homegrown tomato ASAP so I thought I would try it. I will also be seeding my own Brandywine and Roma. We always have cherry tomatoes, too, as they reseed themselves every year. I actually have to weed them out they grow so well.