After sharing the loveliness of the colorful blooms in my garden, I decided to pop in this all-green post. After all, there's always much more greenery than color..........and it stays fresh looking much longer. Here are just a few green favorites - photos taken last week.
Above, the cut-leaf Japanese Maple in soft lime green. Planted as a miniature 2 ft. tree a few years back, it's now 5 ft. tall and has spread out several feet to a width of about 6 ft. I LOVE this tree which anchors the end of the side bed. Each Winter I worry about losing it in the frigid weather but, after this last extremely cold season, I think it's healthier than ever!
Variegated Solomon's Seal with it's tiny dangling white flowers has spread nicely in a shady area of the back garden. The leaves in front are wild violets which of course are impossible to eradicate completely - but than who wants to, they have such sweet purple flowers.
Know I've told you about the fig before - last year was the first time we gathered enough to actually make a dessert once or twice! This tree, planted 3 years ago, is growing very fast and we already have fruits plumping up. A batch of figgy jam perhaps this Summer!
The back garden, green and clean after rain a few days ago. The white snowballs hanging low and now almost over. Just visible on the back fence, a few white blooms on the very top of the climbing clematis. All our trees are now fully open. From the green canopy we are still dusted with a light yellow pollen each day, this should end soon.
Thankful for all the many beautiful shades of green making up the bones of the garden and a perfect backdrop for the colors.
Because we are leaving for the UK next week, we've put off planting any Summer veggies. By now we would have tomatoes well on their way. Have decided to wait until our return, which will not be too late to plant, so we don't spend our vacation concerned about watering etc.