The last few weeks have been busy ones as I have tried to get the garden in shape. I always think I can get the garden cleanup done and get ahead of the weeds, but mother nature usually wins the round and I just consider myself fortunate for every bed that I can get through. There are still a couple that need some major work but at least there has been some progress.
Just a couple of pictures to highlight plants that I have really enjoyed so far this spring.
A new tulip was added to the garden for this spring, Tulip 'Spring Green'. I first heard of this tulip in a post by fairegarden last November. Because of her comment that they had been perennial for her since planting them in 2010, I decided to give them a try. Their first year has been beautiful. Now if they will just return for me. I love the simplicity of the green and white bloom.
A large weeping cherry tree is under planted with candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) and forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica). Both are easy to grow ground covers for me and create a lovely blue and white scene in the spring garden. The forget-me-nots reseed themselves readily and there I times that I am fussing as I pull them up when they seem to taking over the garden, but they can also make me smile when I see them like this. The candytuft has also been especially lovely this spring.
Boxes arriving in the mail with new plants for this year. There are still a couple more to come so I will be busy planting over the next few days. I am lucky that I have a shade house where I can hold plants if they come during a rainy week.