Much of my garden is under construction right now, what with the removal of the Bradford pear, and now, this very day, the addition of five 'Green Giant' Arborvitaes. So it's a major transformation of one long side of my back garden, pretty exciting stuff. I even get to redesign my neighbor's side of the border. You all know what an opportunity that is - she's even spliting the cost of the trees. And yesterday 7 cubic yards of leaf mulch were dumped in my driveway. More on all that later.
For now, I'll avail myself of the magic of photography and select some of the pretty spots to show you. This multi-stemmed sculptural juniper was planted last fall. The 'Ogon' Spirea is the object of a new infatuation of mine, dating only from last August, so I've never seen it blooming. Well, I'm shocked, I tell you, at how early it's blooming, considering that all my other 5 or 6 types of spireas bloom in late spring. But what attracted me to it is the wow factor of it chartreuse foliage. Now I'm on the look-out for 2 more because these babies in mass are awesome.
In front of the spirea are Euphorbia x Martinii, an evergreen perennial, which I'll be showing you again when they bloom.
And I don't know what's up with the lone pink tulip - probably a carryover from another year, another design. So it'll have to be yanked to clear the stage for the Tulip Design of 2006 (alert the media).