It was 85 today after 2 nights of freezing weather. Must be spring. The neighborhood dogs met at the bottom of the road to talk about such matters. And, no doubt compared notes about where the bones are buried.
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are ringing in two of the three places they were planted. It appears that the third set chose to remain silent henceforth and forever more.
Anyway, I love these wonderful flowers of our spring garden.
Some people call them Virginia Cowslip, or Oysterleaf or Roanoke Bells.
More lettuce seedlings went into the ground today and we are getting braver about putting plants into the ground in the hope that no more freezing weather will come.
I untied the climbing hydrangea today and started to train it up a tree. We bought it last year during the Hydrangea Festival in Memphis. Gardens OyVey is a great source for all things Hydrangea.
Also, our friend Jerry Gustafson started Hydrangeas by rooting them and he gave me a couple to plant. They are alive and starting to form leaf buds.
Some insect is eating the heads off of our new tree saplings. It makes a clean cut at an angle across the entire tiny trunk. Arghhh. Have any idea what it might be?