This week has been basically wet with not much sunshine. The grass is growing quickly and so too the dandelions. I was out early this morning to take some photos. This one is the flowering quince just coming into bloom. This is such a pretty shrub in the garden but on more than one occasion we have had thoughts of taking it out as it has become too happy in its space and is encroaching onto everything else in the garden. It does not want to play nice.
This dwarf purple iris was all by its lonesome out in the flowerbed. I don’t have a name for him but he is a pretty colour.
The Japanese Maple has survived another winter. When I purchased it he was an inexpensive plant and I expected that it would not last in my zone and garden but here it is putting out its beautiful red leaves. The rabbit gave it a pruning over the winter despite the fact that we put a guard around the trunk.
It is to be a busy weekend as our Master Gardener plant sale is on this weekend. Today is pricing and organizing. I am joining Laura at Blogging from Bolivia for Macro Friday and Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday. Have a great weekend. Check out some garden sales this weekend. Valerie