We spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon, raking leaves and picking up winter windfall at my aunt and uncle’s house. There were springy thingies to be seen everywhere you looked on this sunny, warmish day.
This oddly shaped pine is one of my favorite parts of this particular bed. Whether it was supposed to grow this way, or was trained to do so, it makes a lovely, shady retreat and I would tuck a small bench under its green canopy. At its base, a bright green “something” had poked its way through the soil (insert). At first I thought it was a tulip, but I don’t believe it is. Any ideas?
These lilies (irises?) were well established. One clump was growing at the very edge of the asphalt driveway, so I dug it up and divided it into two smaller clumps, relocating them to the slope with the daffs and tulips. There were several more in the bed — I’m not sure what color or variety, but will take pics when they bloom.
We spent about four hours raking, shoveling, hauling, and composting and I came home with sun-brightened cheeks and a couple of blisters, but feeling immensely happy for having had the day in the garden.