Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. And with it comes a period of discovery and excitement. Regular readers might recall I bought a home late least year, after the frost and cold had sent most the greenery into hibernation.
Well, now things are growing forth, almost on a daily basis. It’s exciting for me to see what had been around last year that I had missed and has survived of the plantings I had brought along and transplanted from the old location.
This is some ferns I had transplanted around the base of an old maple tree trunk.
This is 1 of many Blue Cardinal Flowers popping up.
A yearling lilac transplant above (left) along a stone wall . And that same maple trunk (right). I was delighted to see Hostas and young maple shoots reaching upward. This is particularly lovely because it shows life remerging from a dead trunk and the Hostas and ferns will look nice as well. I had also planted Snow on the Mountain, but it doesn’t look like those made it. But I delight in the fact as the old trunk falls away the young shoots will grow rounder, stronger and taller.
Now, this is anyone’s guess, as there are three of them already in residence before I arrived.
Along the way I have also discovered some things I wasn’t so thrilled about. Last week I waged war on poison ivy stealthy growing in among the English Ivy. Later today I will attack the Virginia Creeper I have spotted earlier.
There are also some flowers growing, planted in obvious patterns, that have not bloomed so I can’t begin to guess what they might be. Only time will tell. The Dogwood tree outside the stained glass door looks very pretty. I am enjoying this period in time as new life pushes itself out into the world from the ground and tree branches. Even the weeds like dandelion and woodland violet are coloring my world with their bright hues.