The part of the Mule Barn wiring that requires a ladder is done.
Roses are budded and coming into bloom, starting with the Knockouts.
Julia Child produced an early yellow bloom that I brought indoors.
Not every Azalea blooms at the same time;
they were spectacular with Dogwoods.
Spiderwort planted itself everywhere. When its big show is over, it can be cut to the ground to start over. Judge Solomon Azaleas shown
Graptopetalum has blooms. It is outside for the summer, at the mercy of Squirrels.
Epiphyllums and Schlumbergeras moved outdoors for the summer, too.
Still lots of plants in the greenhouse clamoring for tending.
After looking at dozens of greenhouse landscapes on Claus Dalby's site, I decided last year that the greenhouse should have white plants around and near it. I put Philadelphus on each side of the door. It's growing nicely. To say that Philadelphus has a tendency to sucker does not describe how this shrub spreads. In another year it should make a grand green screen to shade the west end of the greenhouse all summer and bare limbs will let in the winter sun.
On the north side, Gardenias, 6 of them, have reached a good size in just two years. On the south side is a mix of Candytuft, old-fashioned Iris at the end, and Gerbera daisies, some of which are pink. Sedum acre is making a good groundcover and it looks as if white Lantana is coming back.
Around the pumphouse nearby are a number of white shrubs including more Phildelphus, Spiraea, more Gardenias and a white Loropetalum that needs pruning as badly as the Loropetalums that I limbed into trees yesterday. The only shrub with color is a mauve Althea (Hibiscus syriacus) that has sentimental value. I need to take cuttings.
Philadelphus with all its suckers and wayward limbs.
Ah, Spring! Happy Easter.