Thursday, May 19, 2011

Here Comes The Sun

When Dominic went outside this morning to open up the greenhouse and cold frame, he did it BEFORE breakfast, not long after, as we usually do.

Look - it's 7:15am and there something causing the Apricot Punch superbells (calibrachoa) to turn their heads.

Could it be — the sun?

I just planted this yesterday: besides the Apricot Punch I've got Trailing Lilac Mist and Coralberry Punch, with a little Snowstorm Giant Snowflake in there for trailing appeal. Sounds like a Webkinz game, doesn't it? I half expect to see a pink pony and a little furry hedgehog hitting yellow triangular stuffies around with sticks or something.

And what better to do after opening the greenhouse than to have a swing on the willow tree?

Such greenness after such a wet spring. Suddenly everything is lush and glowing again.

Happy green trio: hakonechloa macra 'Aureola,' the front porch Christmas tree and a destined-for-topiary box shrub.

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