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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Catching Up With The Garden

There was no "Friday In The Garden" post yesterday, because I was giving the Little Man his haircut. We had a rough time. I hadn't realized how much I relied on his ability to balance himself as I turned him around and upside down to get all the parts. With his arthritis so bad, he can no longer do this. But we got through it, and he is now wearing his pajamas.


When I did get out to the garden this morning to take pictures, I noticed that white is the dominant color this week. The Nannyberries way out back are finishing up.


And, in the vegetable garden, the arugula is going to seed.  I think the flowers look like pinwheels.


The strawberries are really just getting going. We'll have these all summer long, as they are everbearers.


There are a lot of blossoms on the blueberries this year, also. I couldn't manage a picture, but they are a waxy, white, bell-like flower. I'm excited about this, because we haven't gotten much from them in the past.

Out front, the white irises are starting to blossom. I'm confused by this plant. I bought it as white, and the first year it bloomed a dirty pink. Since then, it's been white. I have absolutely no idea why this happened.


The red-twig dogwood is looking beautiful, with it's variegated leaves, and frothy blossoms. The birds enjoy it's berries in late summer.


My absolute favorite white flower? No contest. Its the Maple-leaf Viburnum, also known as the American Highbush Cranberry. It's like a fairy ballgown of a flower!   


One big spot of color in the garden this week is my youngest Daughter's Rhododendron. It is having far more blossoms than it ever has before, maybe in anticipation of her Graduation celebration. Yesterday was her last day of High School classes.


We are looking forward to  Monday's Memorial Day parade, when she dons her uniform for the final time. There were times when it seemed like the band events were endless. Hard to believe it's almost over. I'm sadder about it than I thought I would be.

That's my girl, the sousaphone on the left. The silver braid on her shoulder indicates section leader. She's been section leader since her freshman year (she joined the band in 7th grade).
  Have I mentioned that I'm so very proud of her?

6 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Your daughter is a flower, and Wesley is ever so darling in his PJs.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such lovely flowers and Wesley does look smart!

The Fab Furs said...

Hope you have good parade weather. Weasley must be excited about the potential berry harvest.

bunnits said...

Lovely photos. I've never seen arugula blossoms before.

Love Weasley in his PJs. Do you spin his hair?

Enjoy the parade. Thumbs up to your daughter.

Lisa said...

Maybe the flowers have turned white to match Weasley in his pajamas? He's so cute in them. As much as he looks so elegant and majestic before his haircut.

Is there no prospect of college marching band? I know at some schools they're a big deal.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Cute PJ's sweet boy!
Your daughter just totally rocks!
xx, shell