Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I am embarrassed to tell you...

that I spent five years trying to kill this:

Flowering Quince

But you have to cut me some slack, in that I did not know what it was! To me, it was just greenery with thorns, big ouchie thorns. Then one spring a couple of years ago I didn't get out there early enough to begin my annual chopping and pulling of it, and a few flowers bloomed. Last year, a few more, and this year, it's getting better! Oh, and according to my Mom, it's Flowering Quince.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Ah, spring. Time for wearing the new gardening clogs:


and daffodils:


We're worried about one of our rhododendrons (rhododendra?). Here is the healthy one:


and the not so healthy one:


We might need to take it down. :-(