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Today I fed the birds and watered the potted plants.  It is sunny and beautiful outside.

The forest yard is now more like savannah.  Much of the fieldside yard has been cleared.  Both look like a minefield.  :/  I managed to pick off all the orange marking tape from the forest yard, which took even longer than putting it on.

Later Doug and I went out together.  He worked on raking the dirt hills into the holes in the ground. I worked on spraying cut stumps to discourage regrowth.  I'm tired, and I still feel like I accomplished nothing.  Blargh.

Flowers are pretty today though.

EDIT 4/12/17: Third round of yardening, I went outside and poured the remaining dab of weed spray on some of the larger stumps.  Then I cut down the burdock growing around the septic cap and sprayed all the cut ends with more weed killer.  It still needs to be raked to spread out the sawdust from stump grinding, and then we've got topsoil to put over that to fill in the hollows.  But at least I finally feel like I accomplished something today.


Blue grape hyacinths are in full bloom beside the patio.
These blue grape hyacinths are blooming by the patio.

To my great delight, the mayapple is leafing out in the forest garden.
This mayapple is growing in the forest garden.

Daffodils under the apricot are in full bloom.  These have little clusters of fragrant crumpled flowers.
These daffodils are blooming around the apricot tree.

Tulips and blue grape hyacinths are blooming in the purple-and-white garden.
These tulips and blue grape hyacinths are blooming in the purple-and-white garden.

More tulips.
These tulips are blooming in the purple-and-white garden.

Most of the daffodils around the contorta willow are bicolors.
These daffodils are blooming under the contorta willow.

The lilacs are blooming in the row near the house.
These lilacs are blooming a little ways from the house.

Cherries are blooming in the orchard.
This cherry tree is blooming in the orchard.

Here is a closeup of cherry blossoms.
Here is a closeup of the cherry blossoms.

The crabapple is blooming too.
The crabapple tree in the orchard is blooming.

Near the house, the golden rain tree is leafing out in lovely shades of pink and yellow.
The golden rain tree leafs out in lovely shades of pink and yellow.

These daffodils are blooming under the mulberry tree near the house.
These daffodils are blooming under the mulberry near the orchard.

This is the Japanese red maple in the savanna.
The Japanese Red Maple is leafing out in the savanna.

Sky blue grape hyacinths are blooming in the wildflower garden.
These sky blue grape hyacinths are blooming in the wildflower garden.

The redbud is blooming in the savanna.
The redbud is blooming in the savanna.

Gojiberries are leafing out in the new hedge along the road.  I am gratified to see that these are tough little fuckers.  It frosted a few days after I planted these, and most of their leaves died.  But both have survived!  This is good, because that fencerow will be the first line of defense against the weather, that's why I won't give it up.  Without that, the savanna has no protection.
The gojiberries are leafing out in the fencerow.

Sweet mint is growing in the wagonwheel garden.  Used to have organo there, now it's all over mint.
The sweet mint is leafing out in the wagonwheel garden.

The white garden is a riot of paperwhite narcissus and white hyacinths in back and crumpled white and pale yellow daffodils around the front of the yucca.  I put two spare Dusty Miller artemesias in there too.  Dusty Miller is one of my favorite artemesias because is cheap, easy to grow, and looks like downy white oak leaves.  My other favorite is Silver Mound but it is a little harder to find and more expensive because it doesn't come in 6-packs.
This is the white garden.

White honeysuckle is starting to bloom along the fencerow of the forest yard.
This honeysuckle is blooming along the front fence.

So is the serviceberry.
The serviceberry is blooming along the fence.

This is gold currant.  It has an intense spicy-sweet smell and is well worth growing even if you don't like currants.  The birds will happily eat them for you.  Also hummingbirds love the tubular flowers, which on my bush are yellow with red throats.
The gold currant is blooming along the fence.

Here's another crabapple blooming in the forest yard.
This crabapple is blooming in the forest yard.

Red trillium is blooming under a big hackberry in the forest yard.
This red trillium is blooming in the forest yard.

This is a yellow trillium beside the red one.
This yellow trillium is blooming in the forest yard.

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Date: 2017-04-13 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
Gorgeous!
My tiny spring beauties are finally blooming. I was very happy to see that they are increasing in numbers as well as holding their own with the grass.
:^)

Yay!

Date: 2017-04-13 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
I love spring beauties. They grow at my parents' place.

Re: Yay!

Date: 2017-04-13 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
They are quite easy to transplant.
:^)

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