This weekend was all about planting things we’d gathered from our friends’ gardens. Last summer we told all of our gardener friends that we’d love to have some plants from their gardens if they were willing to share. So this spring, when everything started to come up we got calls from people who said “Do you still want some plants?”
“Yes, of course!” Have shovel, will travel! We spent about 45 minutes digging Japanese Iris, Monarda, Toad Lily, Black-eyed Susan, Wisteria, Winter Iris and other plants from our friend Carol’s garden. These tiny starts will be perfect to fill in the spots where we had planted annuals last year.
We also planted Crocosmia and Blackberry Lily lifted from Linda’s garden a few weeks ago.
The fierce storm we had during the week knocked all of the blooms from the Weeping Cherry, leaving blossoms on the ground that looked like snow. We’re sad to see all of the blooms disappearing so quickly and hope that this early Spring we’re having doesn’t mean that a sudden cold snap will damage the plants that have already gotten a head start.
Most of the clean-up of dead plant material is finished — next up — dividing the Hostas with a goal of total coverage this year.