I'm in a much better mood today. We got lots and lots done in the garden.
We found the oriental poppies and moved them out from behind the ecineachea and the yarrow. They were too short last year to be in that spot. I would have moved them last year when I decided they were in the wrong spot, but after waiting for them to finish blooming, and being distracted for a week - I couldn't find them. Swamped over by the yarrow.
Then we created a path between the two lilac bushes by removing (and potting or transplanting - no waste here!) several lilac babies, overcrowded tulip and crocus bulbs.
Here's the new pathway ...
And the potted lilacs, with a few other odd plants from the same area. We don't know what they are yet, but we put them in pots to find out.
This is a new (to us) type of crocus. We planted it last fall.
All of the other crocuses in the yard are white, yellow, and purple.
We planted two patches of peas in a square plot. The theory is we'll be adding a square oblesik for them to grow up on. I'll plant another row around the outside diameter of the squares in two weeks so there's an overlapping harvest. The oblesiks will be in place by then.
These are the first daffodils of the season. As you can see, they are having some trouble with the rose bush.
I think these are blue anemones. Please feel free to correct me if you think I'm wrong. The hubby and I aren't too sure.
Last, but not least...I'm really glad these friterillas came back. They up and died abruptly last year, and I was never sure why.
Of course, there was weeding. I have no pictures for that. There aren't enough pixels in the world to take pictures of all the little baby maple trees in the gardens.
Tomorrow, we're making the annual trip to the Richter's warehouse. We live close enough to make that easy, but they are also a great online seed and plant source. They have a whole lot of the odder herbs that one doesn't normally see in most nurseries - dyeplants like woad, weld, dyer's broom, alkanet and madder or medicinals like motherwort and allheal which are often considered noxious weeds and don't have a 'pretty' value like foxglove, valerian or yarrow.
Not that I know how to do more then grow the medicinals. Yet. Learning is on the list of things to do in my life someday.
So what are you doing in your garden lately?