Random Views From the Garden
Here are just a bunch of random pictures from last weekend.
I really liked how the Ostrich Ferns (Metteuccia struthiopteris) caught the early evening light.
I realized that I need to keep the Ostrich Ferns behind the Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis). Otherwise the Bleeding Heart may not be smothered, but it will be obscured from view.
Our Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) on the east side of the house is blooming. It blooms a little sparsely, most likely because it’s not in full sun. Even so, the blooms smell delicious.
The flowers of Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) are past their prime – you can see the little green berries that will turn bright red when ripe. I go back and forth on whether I should take them out.
‘Purple Sensation’ Alliums are just on the verge of bursting.
I can only think that this randomly appearing ‘Ballerina’ Tulip was planted by a squirrel. I am never grateful to squirrels, but seeing as how this is the only ‘Ballerina’ I’ve got this year, let me say this to all the squirrels in the garden: whichever one of you planted the ‘Ballerina’ Tulip – thanks. But don’t think this makes us even.