Big thunderboomers woke me at 4:30 this morning and I knew my plans to photograph and post the latest news from chez cedar were not going to be.
Yesterday, was a busy day, both in the garden and running errands for an upcoming out of town trip.....and I just never got around to taking photographs.
So you will miss, I know you won't mind, you have wonderful gardener imaginations:
how sweet the dogtoothed violet (Erythronium 'Pagoda') with its pretty yellow flower and oddly mottled green leaves looks against the background of blooming Olga Mezitt PJM rhodos, I shall enjoy the PJMs while I can...they always decline in my garden.
how absolutely lovely, if I do say so myself, the honeysuckle limb trellis looks planted with Carolina Jessamine in full bloom, [supported by strong wires hidden behind ...thank you Dave (The Home Garden) for your suggestion to use wire.]
the trout lilies (Erythronium americanum) that have found their way into the garden...they may have been here all along, I see them growing in the wilder places around the neighborhood. I have noticed that more wildflowers are popping up here and there, I'm glad they like the place;
the last of my daffodils, stunningly fragrant doubles with butter yellow faces....oh, I wish you could smell them;
Redbuds busting out all over the yard, even those planted last fall have a tiny bit of bloom along their trunks...isn't that odd how they grow this way?
two newly planted Rusties in the Rusty Blackhaw Trail...I found these at Native Gardens in East Tennessee (internet order);
wildflowers in bloom, Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) Rue Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia), Blue Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata) and Purple Phacelia (Phacelia bipinnatifida).
For your viewing pleasure, I decided to run outside and take one photo... Pagoda is the perfect name for this dog toothed violet!
See you a bit later,