With a blog post title like that...how could I not deliver..but necessarily in that order. Foliage first.
|Rodgersia podophylla 'Rotlaub|
Above is a little vignette of Rodgersia podophylla 'Rotlaub', mixed with dicentra spectabilis, aquilega and heucherella 'Sweet Tea'. A pretty combination. (yea yea...I know dicentra has some new name but I like dicentra.)
|Acer palmatum 'Mikazuki'|
Japanese maples have the most wonderful array of foliage in the spring. Above is Acer palmatum 'Mikazuki', with new foliage. Can you believe that color? It also has a brilliant autumn display. That's a keeper.
Here is a look at the new foliage from Acer circinatum 'Sunglow'. The leaves are like fans unfolding.
|Aquilega vularis 'Icy Blue'|
These dainty blooms look like fairies dancing in my shade garden. The delicate white blooms are on sturdy, tall stocks with bright, chartreuse foliage. The blooms slowly turn a slight, light blue..just the tint of it. Hence the name...Icy Blue.
|Geum 'Totally Tangerine'|
|Bee's Jubliee Clematis|
While it's only late April, it feels like late May. We had a heat wave with temps recorded in the 90's. It pushed the plants a bit and now it feels like the the time between seasons is upon us. My Spanish bluebells are blooming out and now there is a need to cut them back. It's time to prepare for the summer garden.
All the while, I have fine company in the garden. My furry friends are always near when I'm planting or weeding. Here's a picture of my dear boy 'Silver Cat'.
And of course, Demon Cat.
Your photography is so beautiful! I love that maple, too. What stunning colors. :o) I just added rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' to my garden and have high hopes. How much water does yours tolerate?ReplyDelete
We are having a cold wave and your flowers are much much further on than ours.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, and lovely cats! I have one in particular that always hangs out with me when I'm in the garden. Demon cat reminds me of our Peanut. She's a lovely cat, but sometimes her personality is a bit like a demon! She has one particular cat (her daughter) that she hates, and she stares her down and then chases her whenever she gets a chance. :(ReplyDelete
Yummy foliage combo in that first photo. Everything else looks pretty spectaculat too. With helpers like that, how can you go wrong?ReplyDelete
I have to keep reminding myself it's only April, everything is blooming , I can't keep up. I spent the day pulling things to make room for the next lot of bloomers !ReplyDelete
Great foliage footage. I actually have a Japanese Maple. I put it in the heated garage for the winter. It got to be outside for a few days, but is now in the house due to freezing temps. Happy gardening.ReplyDelete
I prefer the name Dicentra too. You have some great blooms, and I loved seeing the pics of your furry helpers.ReplyDelete
Such an unusual and beautiful April! Your garden is amazing and your garden assistants are, as always, adorable!ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos!!! I especially love the combo in the first one.ReplyDelete