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Best Time Of The Season

I love spring time.  There is a lot of work to do in the garden in spring in order to keep up with the fast growing plants but it’s the best time of year, in my opinion anyway.  When the weather gets gradually warmer, plants follow accordingly and they are much easier to keep up with.   This year the weather has been temperamental.  It has gone up to 80° F for a few days then dropped down to low 40° F.  When the temperature hit 80 degree, plants in the garden shot up really fast only to be stunned by a suddenly cooler temperature later.  I have to put down a plan to widen the walkway.  That entails moving some plants out of the way.  It will have to wait until next year since the plants are now too tall for me to safely transplant them.

We lost some plants we really love to the harsh winter but what’s left in the garden hasn’t disappointed us.  Color and scents throughout the garden.

Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' produces abundant flowers this year

Clematis ‘Crystal Fountain’ produces abundant flowers this year

Rose 'Knockout' in the foreground with clematis 'Belle of Woking' and rose 'Zephirine Drouhin' in the background

Rose ‘Knockout’ in the foreground with clematis ‘Belle of Woking’ and rose ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ in the background

White Woodland Phlox migles with Forget-Me-Not

White Woodland Phlox migles with Forget-Me-Not

Bright red oriental poppy among white daisy

Bright red oriental poppy among white daisy

More oriental poppy in salmon color

More oriental poppy in salmon color

Rose 'Eden' and Clematis 'Betty Corning'

Rose ‘Eden’ and Clematis ‘Betty Corning’