What a great spring day yesterday was for gardening. I got so much done and found so much new growth outside. I know I've had fun outside when I come in covered in dirt!
As is usual for me while weeding, I got distracted by something that had nothing to do with weeding. I noticed some shrubs that I've been meaning to move. I figured I might as well do it then while it was mild and overcast. So a game of musical shrubs began. First I dug up the pieris 'Valley Valentine'. In it's place went the viburnum 'Spring Bouquet'. In its place went the Mock Orange (philadelphus), not sure of the variety, but it has the most beautiful golden-yellow leaves.
I love the smell of the flowers. I think this variety is supposed to stay on the smaller side.
Now I can enjoy it more, it was under a dogwood and I know eventually it would've gotten too shady for it. As with the game of musical chairs there was one shrub left without a spot. I know I'll find a place for the pieris, until then it's safely in a pot. Since I'm writing about shrubs I have to show flowers from the Winter Hazel (corylopsis) 'Buttercup'. It's just really beginning to bloom.
I love these little yellow flowers. The picture doesn't really show the buttery yellow that the flowers are.
The flowering currant is showing more blooms daily. Not quite all the way open, but they are sure looking pretty already.
Another week or so and I think it will be in full bloom!
Here is my sad looking winter daphne. I'm glad it got some blooms since last year there weren't any. It had just been planted then and I didn't expect any. This winter really beat it up and it lost a lot of leaves, I think it's the saddest one I've ever seen. I actually can't believe I'm showing a picture of it.
The blooms never finished opening either, although the ones that did smelled great. There's always next year I guess!!
I'll be heading out soon to the SAGBUTT meeting. It stands for Seattle Area Garden Bloggers United to Talk. Petunia's Garden has all the information so, if you're in the area and are interested she has the scoop. I'm excited to meet all the bloggers I've "met" over the internet. I'll be sure to post about it tomorrow!