Thursday, April 27, 2006

Late April Photos

Hosta June

Japanese maple

Lilac 'Sensation'

Some photos from April 26th. The hosta is 'Hosta June'. I got it last year in Missouri. It lives in a mostly shady spot and looks greatThe maple was transplanted from my secretary's yard. Dug in fall, overwintered in garage and planted this springThe purple flowers are a cultivar of common lilac called 'Sensation'. They smell nice too.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mizuho Beni

acer palmatum 'Mizuho beni' japanese maple

This is Acer Palmatum 'Mizuho Beni'. It was my 1st potted maple to leaf out this year and it is at least three weeks ahead of the rest. It is a grafted cultivar that I purchased off ebay in the fall when it was dormant. I don't have any pictures of it from the early spring, but the colors were a fantastic mix of pink, orange and yellow. It got a little frosted last week so a few dark tips on some leaves.

Monday, April 10, 2006

A few of the daffodils that dad and I planted. They are about 6 inches in height. Photo 9 April 2006