Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pretty flowers for mid spring

We planted a clematis last year to wind up the lamppost and it did alright and then died to sticks over the winter. It has made its Spring debut in a big way this year. The flowers are almost as big as my hand.

A clump of flowers:

The Kousa dogwood did not flower last year and I gave it this year to flower or be cut down (there's a similar ultimatum given to trees in the bible). It flowered and thus its life is spared for another year.

The rose bush planted last spring is also beginning its display this year. Plants are so much more vigorous after they get a season to adjust.

A pretty dahlia planted this year.

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