This week around the yard 4.29.15

by Rainbow Bobbins


The clematis is going full force. Not sure what this one is called. It is an oldie and was here long before we arrived. In fact, I’m not entirely sure that its origins are from our side of the fence. It makes a nice backdrop to the Sangu Kaku (coral bark) maple we bought back in October 2012. If you look closely in the background you can see many new shoots on the fargesia robusta that was planted last year.

Above is the Metapanax delavayi – False Ginsing and below is the Impatiens Omeiana from last week’s HSPO haul 

Above (top) is Hookers Fairy Bells from the Soil and Water Conservation District’s Native Plant Sale, followed by a picture of the columbines from around the yard. I have been very pleased with a plant score from the 2014 HSPO sale — see below Fatshedera “Gold Heart”.  Below the peas and radishes are sprouting.   Most of the blog posts about the yard look generally the same but I’m hoping to change things up with the project below. This is the sloppy side yard that is overgrown and neglected. Over this past weekend I picked up a half ton of gravel and got to work installing a path and plantings. Like most projects around our house, I’ll be working at a snail’s pace…my goal is to have this done by June 1. That is a pretty generous timeline, right?