Friday, April 27, 2007

Bustin' Out!

Despite the rainy gray day the clematis is bursting with color! And there are still many more buds just waiting to pop. So pretty!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I have a beautiful clematis that I got last year - and lucky for me, it survived the winter. There are bunch of buds on it just waiting to burst open. Today, one of them finally did! I'm not sure exactly which type of clematis I have but judging from pictures I think it might be Star of India.

It's GORGEOUS! I hope the others open soon. Alas, we're expecting rain and I'm afraid if they all bloom the rain will wash them away. Fingers crossed they make it through the rain...

Monday, April 23, 2007


Yeah! Finally, some warm weather! I spent the weekend getting the garden going. This year I opted for lots of flowing flowers that will spill over the edge of the boxes. Nothing too complicated.

(clockwise from top left: wave petunias, nemesia (and something else I can't remember), verbena, lobelia)

Still growing lots of herbs - the chives, tarragon, thyme, and oregano all came back. The basil survived indoors all winter but was a bit leggy - I pruned it which may hasten its demise - or I could be pleasantly surprised and eating more pesto than ever!

The clematis also survived and now has numerous buds on it - should be gorgeous!