There is so much going on in the garden right now that it is a bit over-whelming and very exciting.
Each day there is something new to see.
The first Clematis bloom...
...the glorious tea-noisette rose Jaune Desprez, in it's premire flush of bloom nodding it's flowers in abundance over the front arbor.
Brunfelsia pauciflora, commonly know as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow putting on a splendid show by the front porch.
And, the many, many Alstroemerias scattered profusely around the garden where they have generously seeded themselves.
But a special treat this year is the leafing out of the new native Western Redbud tree which I bought bareroot several weeks ago at Home Depot. I planted it, and have been keeping my fingers crossed that it would survive. I think this is my answer. I am in love with the heart shaped leaves.
The same can be said about this Chinese Wisteria. When one of the climbing roses under the deck died last year I finally had a place big enough to plant one of these beautiful but rampant vines. It too was purchased bareroot at Home Depot and I have been monitoring it's progress hoping to see some small leaves opening. Yesterday I realized that I was looking in the wrong place...it fooled me by sending up new shoots from the bottom!
To top it all off, this morning I received my new shipment of roses from the Antique Rose Emporium. I have taken out so much thirsty grass over the past year that I decided I deserved a couple of new roses.
I hope that you are beginning to see evidence of Springs arrival in your area also.
Thank you for visiting.