Ah Spring! I got this pink dogwood last summer, reduced for clearance at Lowe's. Since it had already bloomed, I guess they figured no one would want it. ha! We waited all this time for the flowers to open and now aren't we happy, feeling like a smartypants for getting this beauty at half price.
The Coral Bark Maple branches are sooooo red and the leaves are limey green and bringing so much color into the garden. It is planted in a large pot and will be coming with us to the new garden. Not so the Dogwood... o well.
And live they did, growing five feet in one season. I enjoyed lots of figs too.
The first leaves of the hyacinth bean have appeared and I thought ahead and made use of my old tomato cages as supports for them. I plant this easy to grow flowering vine every year, since it is such a vibrant purple in the summer garden.
These clematis were also dumping victims. The two vines were sprouting leaves a few weeks ago, and as I walked the dogs I noticed them and brought them back home. These may or may not be white or pink or red. We had several that didn't bloom the first year. We'll see. Hopefully we won't be here long enough to find out, but if we are at least we'll have the mystery solved.