Planting, Planting, Planting…

 

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

We’ve had a series of four warm days and cold nights, bringing the Magnolia into bloom and then burning the flower tips at night.  But it’s supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow which put me into pressure mode to get a lot of planting done this week.  The Seneca Hills order arrived last weekend so I planted out 3 Molly the Witch seedlings (Paeonia mlokosewitschii), 3 Primula sieboldii, and 3 Lathyrus Vernus (thanks to a recommendation from A Way to Garden.  Based on the size we will be a long time in arriving at a Molly the Witch flower…

Molly the Witch (Paeonia mlokosewitschii)

Molly the Witch (Paeonia mlokosewitschii)

I also planted out the two Ninebark shrubs that go by the new Garage bed that covers up the Woodchuck holes and the unsightly blackberries and wild roses.

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) 'Center Glow'

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) 'Center Glow'

 

Ninebark by the garage

Ninebark by the garage

And today I planted an Moorpark Apricot, three Cherries (Blackgold, Lapins, and Montmorency), a Champion White Peach, and a Royal Filbert to fill-in and rebuild some of the orchard.  I also added a grapevine (Golden Muscat) and a Brown Turkey Fig because Henry Mitchell once again in my evening readings said everyone should have a fig and vine.  I then tilled two 50′ rows in the garden and planted peas, lettuce, and spinach, leaving some space for succesion planting.  And then as one last  task before the rain I moved two more Wood Poppies to the forest, along with more Monarda and also a clump of Spiderwort.  Tonight I’m tired…

In between I’ve been enjoying some of the fruits of prior years of labor.  The daffodils are starting to come in number.

Daffodils by the back deck

Daffodils by the back deck

But I have to say that I am becoming very fond of a couple of clumps of small daffodils (Little Gem) that appear in the woods about this time of year.  They are very delightful to encounter on a walk through the woods.

Daffodil 'February Gold'

Daffodil 'Little Gem'

 

February Gold along the path in the woods

Little Gem Daffodils along the path in the woods

And as one last item to share here is one of the Hellebores that was planted last year, a seedling of Betty Rancor.

Helleborus 'Betty Rancor Seedling'

Helleborus 'Betty Rancor Seedling'

One comment on “Planting, Planting, Planting…

  1. RainGardener

    Yup spring is definitely peeking through and opening up at your place. Everything looks great and your pictures are fantastic!