Evening yard survey

by Rainbow Bobbins

Last night in the yard I noticed the weigela is having its pretty moment:
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I like the look of it tangled up with the columbines – blurry evening pics
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The very first rose of the season appeared. So did the black spot. Grrrr…I’m getting my neem trigger finger ready.
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The Rhodie “Goldflimmer” was relocated from under the left fir tree where it was dying to near the coral bark maple. He seems to like the new spot – check out the new growth:
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Also relocated was this small fern – which moved with us from the last house and is on its third location in the current yard. I think it will live here for a while next to bird bath-face planter and the prolific rose campion.
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On the topic of face planters: here is my maple sapling I found in the yard last fall. It survived the winter and now I will use it for pretend-bonsai experiments.
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Back to the weigela — while me and the bees are loving the blooms for now,  the rest of the year this shrub looks like a scraggly mess – and it loses its leaves in the  winter and is not very attractive most of the year. Another shrub on the short list??
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