Tuesday, May 19, 2009


May 19th and the garden is frozen this morning. The plants with leaves of thinner substance are really shriveled and bent over right now. Monkshood, peonies and bleeding hearts look the worst.
I have more than a dozen plants of each in different areas of the yard. I don't know what damage this will do to the more than 100 lilies that are forming buds at this time. And the hostas, over a 1,000 plants. I haven't even walked around to look at them yet. It's 34 right now at 7:25 am.
The trees here have not leafed out yet, so the sun will warm the garden in a short time this morning. All I can say is, "aaaaaah, crap!!"

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Heat Wave
War Paint
Northern Exposure
Arc de Triomphe

Monday, May 4, 2009

More Daylilies

Paper Butterfly
Pandora's Box
Midnight Masquerade
Mark My Words
Love Those Eyes
Gentle Shepherd
Crimson Pirate
Barbara Mitchell
Prairie Blue Eyes

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Some daylilies from last year

Daylily Chicago Apache
Bama Music
Chicago Royal Robe

More Narcissus

Things are really starting to pop now. We've had a day and a half of rain after some major heat last weekend. Above n. Pink Charm and n. Rip Van Winkle.