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Have you come see to see the garden? Awesome!
Woodland anemones (anemone sylvestris)
This area is officially known as the Yuck side, since it houses the air conditioning units and utility meters. I redesigned it last fall and interplanted asiatic lilies between the bleeding heart roots so that once the bleeding heart - that's one giant plant! - goes dormant, there will be something to fill the space.
I recently added a deutzia 'Nikko' to the space in front of the bleeding heart.
Cowslip primrose is one of my favorite spring flowers. I love how simple they are.
These usually go dormant by late summer but are reliable spring bloomers.
This pink clematis is the first clematis to bloom of the season.
I can't remember their name!
They grow along a metal watering can birdhouse in the shade of a massive wall of Prague viburnums.
A view into the garden
The dogwood tree was just starting to leaf out in this picture, which is from last week.
These just finished their peak bloom. Prague viburnum is a super tough evergreen shrub that helps keep the side of our house cool and provides excellent shelter for birds.
When blooming en masse, they are lightly fragrant.
Steller Pink dogwood.
Euphorbia and anemones under the crepe myrtle
A view into the garden from the other side
I extended the rain garden over spring break and not all of it is visible in this photo.
A giant trumpet vine grows along the fence.
A new gourd birdhouse purchased this morning from a local farmers market. The artist can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My garden includes as many plants that attract butterflies as I can possibly squeeze in. Most aren't made of metal. Sweetspire 'Little Henry', heliopsis, phlox, and caryopteris grow in this bed.
My new 'Peach Sorbet' blueberry bushes have beautiful foliage that changes color as the temperature fluctuates. Most excellent!