Friday, May 22, 2009

Today's glorious spring moment

This is how one part of the garden looked this afternoon. We had three nights of serious frosts over the holiday weekend, and the Sugar Tyme crab apple tree above was hit, but thankfully the flowers appear to have weathered the cold better than it appeared at first.

The leaves of some hostas were also damaged, as were new leaves on oak and ash trees and the leaves and flowers of the French lilacs. My favorite Korean lilacs are fine because they were still in bud. What can you do? Mother Nature delivers good and bad.

I'm happy to report that my program of setting garden bootcamp days for early in the week and keeping Thursdays and Fridays for other things is going well so far.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Lovely garden picture, Yvonne. And, funnily enough, I was just reading about Sugar Tyme a few days ago. Sounds like an ideal cultivar, and tougher than most. Would you agree?

  2. Absolutly stunning Yvonne! So glad all was not lost! I missed seeing my Allium this year. :-(

  3. Hi Eve: Great to hear from you. You must plant some alliums in your new garden. I can't be without them.

    Hello Helen: Sugar Tyme is my favorite crab apple cultivar because it's beautiful, disease-resistant, and has persistent fruit through most of the winter - at last until the birds consume the apples (which is also a good thing). White Angel is lovely too.

  4. Those glorious moments throughout the seasons are what makes all the hard work worth it, isn't it?

  5. Hola,la verdad es que está precioso el blog y los jardines de flores también.Saludos.


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