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Spring Garden Photos

April 13, 2008

I finally emptied my camera’s storage card to take some pics of our yard. We went from winter to summer in 24 hours. Two days ago there was frost on the roof, and yesterday a toasty 84°F.

Click the links for plant information and mature plant photos

EUPHORBIAS are sporting their new chartreuse blooms. Just to the left of Bob, our garden Buddha, you can see IMPERATA cylindrica ‘Rubra’ (Japanese Blood Grass) starting to sprout up. We plan to plant Bamboo in the galvanized containers this spring to hide the ugly gray fence. I leveled the containers. The fence is just that crooked. NASSELLA tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass) is the transition to our xeriscape garden. The bamboo poles mark the, barely visible, ECHINACEA purpurea (Coneflower).

Sprouting here is ASTILBE (False Spirea). I think this one has pink plumes. Just out of the picture, we have another variety that has white plumes.

I tried to focus in on the flower bud of our ALLIUM tuberosum (Garlic Chives). These plants doubled in size since last year.

TIP: When planted close to Chives, carrots will tend to grow larger

This area is located in the complete opposite end of the yard. The fence is part of the dog run I built a couple of years ago.

A. Neighbor’s Bamboo B. ACER circinatum (Vine Maple) C. RUDBECKIA hirta (Black-Eyed Susan) D. Japanese Iris E. SPIREA ‘Goldflame’ F. NANDINA domestica (Heavenly Bamboo)

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2008 12:18 pm

    Jayme, it is nice to see something different. I love Grasses too especially when they start to wave their fluffy heads! I look forward to see your garden further into the year.

  2. April 15, 2008 6:26 pm

    What a great space you have. I love the the Buddha surrounded by euphorbia and grasses. It looks like we’ve got many similar plants, including the chives — mine are potted. Look forward to seeing more of your garden!

  3. April 15, 2008 10:20 pm

    Thank you to Trudi for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog. How is you garden winding down for the season? It is so hard for me to imagine that your summer is ending and that our spring is starting to warm up. Good luck to you!

  4. April 16, 2008 12:10 am

    Great post Jayme. I just found you on blotanical. I love your buddha. Keep up the good work!

  5. April 18, 2008 2:05 pm

    Hi Jayme,
    greetings to Bob! he looks quite content!
    I like the galvanized planters. Very cool.

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