Looking Out My Back Door – May 13, 2014

We broke a high temperature record here on May 12…it reached 90 degrees.  It was hot and it was humid.  And, of course, that was the day I decided I should mow the lawn as showers were a possibility for the rest of the week.  Oh well, it’s over and done with now.

Pear Blossoms

Pear Blossoms

I snapped the photo of the pear blossoms several days ago.

Heuchera

Heuchera

Heuchera, how I love heuchera!  What amazing foliage.  The heuchera in this bed, however, did better when they had some shade from the crabapple tree that is no longer with us.  And the blue star juniper is kind of taking over that section of the bed…so I think maybe it’s time to move them to a more suitable location.  I’d hate to lose them.

Viburnum

Viburnum Just Starting to Bloom

Even though the viburnum was just starting to bloom, you could smell that heavenly fragrance all over the yard.  This picture was taken several days ago.  It had a decidedly pinkish tint to it then.  When in full bloom, it’s almost white which you can see in the last photo.

Wire Vine by the Back Door

Wire Vine by the Back Door

New wire vine has been placed in the planter by the back door.  It gets early morning sun and is in shade for the rest of the day and it is perfectly happy with that arrangement.  And I am perfectly happy with this lovely little vine.

Narcissus

Narcissus

Now this is one plant that is happy that the crabapple is gone.  I hardly had any blooms on the narcissus when the tree was in this bed. 

Poncirus Trifoliata

Poncirus Trifoliata

The Poncirus trifoliata a/k/a hardy orange has blooms among the thorns.  The little spots of blue beneath are periwinkle blossoms.

Yellow Lamium

Yellow Lamium

Yellow lamium is creeping along the feet of the Chinese soldier statue in the courtyard.

White Dogwood

White Dogwood

The dogwood trees are in full bloom now.  I love looking out the window in the very early morning and seeing all those white flowers dotting the landscape even before you can see much of anything else.

Viburnum in Full Bloom

Viburnum in Full Bloom

Spring…how I love this time of the year!

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2 thoughts on “Looking Out My Back Door – May 13, 2014

  1. KerryCan

    These photos are fabulous! Once again, I cannot believe how much further along everything is at your house! My viburnums are just getting leaves! I had to laugh when you wrote that the mowing is “over and done with”–it’ll have to be done again in, what, three days, at this time of year? But what a beautiful spot t spend your time!

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