A few random thoughts on a day when I should be very focused and busy. Focused. Busy.
The bleeding heart, Dicentra spectabilis, is starting to bloom. Seems early to me, but it might not be. I’ll have to look back in my garden journal to see what I wrote about it in other years.
I wouldn’t be surprised if it was early. We’ve had two days of record highs, Thursday and Friday.
Everything seems to be exploding to life in the garden and growing inches overnight.
This Forsythia ‘Gold Tide’ almost hurts your eyes to look at it, doesn’t it?
To get a good picture of this, I think I need a fancier camera, the perfect lighting, and way more “photographic skill” than I have.
I swear I’ve wanted to move this shrub for several years now because it is crowding out, or being crowded out by, the tall spruce, Picea orientalis ‘Green Knight’, next to it. With the new garden design, I, or rather someone, will be moving this Forsythia to someplace else in the garden. The garden designer is very keen on re-using plants in better locations and not just starting over with all new plants. I like that. It will save me some money.
These hyacinths are getting all floppy now. I guess they overachieved on size of bloom, but I refuse to stake them. I’ve never heard of anyone staking hyacinths
I can report, though, that if you step on one of those blooms while you are mowing the lawn, it is very slippery. I did that yesterday when I was mowing the front lawn. I didn’t fall, but I could have! And then I imagined if I had fallen and twisted my ankle or worse, having to tell the emergency room people that I slipped on a hyacinth bloom. “Ma’am, could you spell hyacinth for us?”
By the way, I did not mow my back lawn yesterday. I’m leaving it tall so that it will be easier to hide Easter eggs in it. Dr. Hortfreud approves and thinks I should occasionally let the lawn go a bit.
And that’s enough random thought for a Saturday morning. I am focused and busy, did I mention that? I’m preparing for the big Easter gathering and egg hunt, eggstra’ordinaire!