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2014 #10: Walkabout May 25/14

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Computer jobs √
Housework …. procrastinating

by taking a walkabout around the front yard! (joined by a platoon of mosquitoes, I might add)

 
Isn’t this a beautiful tulip? I wish I knew the name—I’d buy dozens of them for my yard!
(I know .. just look for a matching picture.. now to remember this in the fall)

 
A surprise find—my last daffodil

 
And my one and only lilac bloom—which I could smell from quite a distance!

 
Here is my beloved shade garden—that isn’t very shady anymore. We cut the dead branches off the honeysuckle bush and the hazelnut bush, leaving—well … lots of open space! It totally changed the atmosphere for this section of the yard.

 
My new almond tree.

 
A .. what is this again?

And a …
 

 
My honeysuckle bush—lots of “dead branches” left, we thought, except that they now have new growth on them.

 
One of my tiniest baby “golden dogwoods” that have survived last year’s transplanting! (Ignore the Joe Pye-weed marker; using it to help protect the baby tree from chickens digging in the flowerbed)

 
The flowering quince is slowing down re: blooms

 
Leatherwood tree: isn’t this going to be BEAUTIFUL???!!!!

 
Silverbells: just starting to show their blossoms

 
Pawpaw: I was starting to worry that it hadn’t survived the winter … and then I saw this wee little bit of green!

 
A few cherry blossoms still

 
Two more GORGEOUS tulips!

 

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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posted 84 days ago

Love your additions since last time I took a look Debbie.And those tulips are really beautiful.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 84 days ago

thanks, Bon!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 83 days ago

You are working magic with your camera again. Lovely blooms, Debbie. It is so nice to welcome spring again! My Pawpaw trees only have a few young leaves on the lower stems. I am giving them time before I do anything to them, but I wonder if the tops of the trees froze. I lost a few roses and my butterfly bush this winter as well.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 83 days ago

my one little pawpaw has great big leaves on it … totally different than the big ones.
but as long as there is growth, I guess….

I bought some roses this spring but I don’t see anything happening on them… I hope that I didn’t get duds :(

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 83 days ago

Don’t give up on your roses yet. I am giving all my plants extra time this spring because warmth has been so slow in coming. We had a light frost just three nights ago!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 46 days ago

no signs of growth on the roses but there is a little leaf on the raisin cherries (or whatever they are.. can’t remember at the moment).

Not much happening in the yards this month (July/2014) .. everything is pretty much just green.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 44 days ago

My roses are covered in leaves and blooms. They seem to have recovered nicely from the winter although I did have to prune back many dead branches. Mostly the plants came back from the main stalk, close to the ground. I hope your roses come back too.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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