Monday Miscellany

More randomness from the emerging spring garden. I'll start with a little vignette, a trio of plantings that has become pretty over time:

The honeysuckle vine on the post is so old now (at least 15 years) and has formed such an attractive tangle of woody stems at the bottom, the perfect foil for the softer Clematis 'Rooguchi' that is in the "third year leaps" stage finally. Look at all of those stems! In the foreground that evergreen that I cannot for the life of me remember right now...


But remembering names is not important to me at this time of year -- I just want to soak it all in!

Potted Agastache, either or both of A. foeniculum and A. rugosa or a hybrid between them.

I dug so many plants already, need to separate these into smaller pots...

There are so many left to dig -- way too many in this spot:

Not to mention the next generation:

If I didn't love this plant so much I'd be unhappy about this.

The Zephirine Drouhin rose looks like it has finally reached its "wow" stage:

It will be so big this year...

...I really need to get a support made for it. Soon, very soon.

Requisite japanese maple shot:

Spring is when they are their best -- as long as there's not a late hard freeze that is.

The red-veined sorrel was planted in four places in my garden last year.

The only one that survived the winter was the one put into the temporary bed. At least one survived!

I saved three cup plant seedlings from browsing herbivores last year...

...and they're all thriving. Need to find new homes for these because they get big fast, probably not in my own garden.

The grassy weeds that took over this raised bed are causing me concern:

When I was pulling them out a week ago I discovered that they were hiding a warren of baby rabbits -- so tiny! So I piled the pulled grass back over and held it in place with a rock. All wildlife welcome here!

The mayapple is looking good...

...and that plant behind it was a surprise. A Liatris of some kind I believe. No tag!

Smoke tree in a pot, looking great:

Needs a bigger pot or a place in the ground this year. The bigger pot sounds like the way to go to me.

Sparse or missing posts for the next couple of days -- sorry!


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outlawgardener  – (March 28, 2016 at 1:13 PM)  

Nice to see that you also have a lot of plants growing in pots. Such an exciting time of year to look at the garden every day as it changes so quickly in spring. Happy gardening!

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