The patio crabapple is still in bloom but dropping its flowers and the Japanese maples are all fully leafed out. All the other crapapples are done flowering. That green electric box next to the pond that powers the falls and filter will be covered once the grass in front and hydrangeas fill in.
Husband has been boosting the plants with bat guano.
He makes a tea in the lobster pot on the burner of the grill which promotes the blending of the guano into the water and then dilutes it in a big tub and douses plants with it directly from a pitcher.
The big bag has lasted several years and is now finished. He just purchased sea bird guano because it does not require cooking first, blends easily. We'll see how that goes. I used to grow tomatoes in pots on our basement patio when it received more sun than it does now. He fertilized them with the bat guano and they grew so tall that I could not find supports that were tall enough, they grew to over 7'! A lawn care man once saw them and knocked on the door wanting to know what we did to make our tomatoes grow like that!
Herbs are planted and starting to grow...lots of basil, mint, parsley and dill. Keeping it simple this year with the herbs I use the most. Have lavender and rosemary in the border too.
Anemone on the path.
Dogwoods (in silhouette) on garage wall ready to bloom
Spanish bluebells in the front yard. I want to get the Virginia Bluebells to naturalize too not working so far. In Southern Ohio, they go crazy.
Tadpoles on the rocks, soon there should be little frogs on the lily pads. Water lilies are starting to fill in.
Purple allium in the border. These were purchased as Blue Azure, were either mislabeled or refuse to bloom blue.
Ferns are up everywhere.
Solomon's Seal is in bloom.
Could not get the right light for this but here is the bloom underneath.
What's in your garden today?
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