Is everyone ready for Spring?? I am, for the most part, nothing has changed in all the years I’ve been in Midwestern landscaping. The phones at work are starting to glow, emails are filled with requests for new projects to be done ASAP. Seriously?!! Where were you all winter? I’m working on the projects that smart folks called me about in February. Smarter folks actually called me last December. Their plans have been approved, permits pulled, material produced and trees dug. All while you thought about your winter vacation and forgot about your landscape. And now you are angry that I’ve not gotten a quote back to you in less than three days? On top of that, do you really think you’re going to get into the construction schedule anytime soon? Huge belly laugh!!! Foolish 1%er. The economy is better now and your yelling for prime service is falling on deaf ears.
Muscari spp. ~ Grape Hyacinth
Erythronium americanum ~ Trout lily
Dicentra cucullaria ~ Dutchman’s Breechs
These are related to the Bleeding heart.
Viburnum × burkwoodii ~ Burkwood Viburnum || Mertensia virginica ~ Virginia Bluebells
Stylophorum diphyllum ~ Celandine poppy
A fav of mine. I’ve had these in my garden for the last 11 years. They are hassle free and continue to grow without any assistance from me. They are one of the longest blooming flowers I know of. It has bloomed for me from April through October, fairly regularly. It is very happy under a limbed-up spruce on the East side of my property.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ ~ Chanticleer Pear || Special Daffy in my yard.
Sanguinaria canadensis ~ Bloodroot
Another one in my East-side shade garden. These bloom for such a short time, it’s a shame. They even close their flowers at night. Remember where these are in the fall, as the leaves turn a brilliant red during the harvest months.
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl