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Friday, May 27, 2011

Come Along

Yes, we had frost last night, well, not just frost, but a hard freeze.
Come along, let's take a stroll. I did cover some of my more fragile plants, but not all.
Click on any of the pictures to enlarge your view. And, Yes, that is frost on my lawn, the water hose was frozen shut as well as the hummingbird feeders. BRRRR!

frost tipped Hyacinth
Blanket-covered were the Quince
Does anyone know what this blooming tree is? I cannot find it. I am thinking it's perhaps from the cherry or plum family...anyone? I'm stumped for the first time in a long time. It's a mystery to me. Even Mom wasn't sure. It's also very beautiful and just as fragrant just off the edge of the lawn on the woods side.

Great Gram T's Monkshood
I hung another birdhouse with the help of Bill and his tractor. He lifted me in the bucket high enough to reach the branch to hang this gourd birdhouse. Scary venture. Not recommended for the faint of heart. I do not like heights but I couldn't get my dear man to give up the control of the tractor. He had me right where he wanted me. Then he asked if I wanted to come back down slow or fast. Ha!!! Funny, Bill!
The fiddleheads of my Cinnamon Fern are starting to unfurl. Do you see how they get that reference to a fiddle?
Neat, huh? I couldn't help but take pictures down the throat of the fern.
Pretty cool how each leaf unfurls from the center, up and out. There are still a few more rising to the top of the show. Once these are completely opened, they will easily reach 5-6 ft. tall or taller. I loveum!
This one is still quite tight to the ground. Way down the center are more leaves just peeking out of their winter home.

Under the mystery tree is a well naturalized bed of Lily of the Valley. I will be watching for them to open. They, too, are so full of perfume.
a very healthy wild raspberry branch
My Bleeding Heart is pretty sad. I didn't think it would need to be covered as they are quite hardy, but it took a lickin' last night, looking all sad. Hopefully, they will perk up once the sun shines warm again.
I love the bright greens of the Deep Purple Mini Iris grasses. They seem to have weathered the freeze quite well. Time will tell.
And last on this stroll, one of my absolute favorite wild flowers, the Wood Violet that the birds must have planted for me at the feet of the Beebalm.

I hope you enjoyed the walk around the yard. I know you had to grab a jacket, but I'm still glad you came along. Come on in and we will have a hot cocoa with marshmallows.

Do stop again.


Paula said...

Oh my goodness has it ever stayed this cold this long? Enjoyed the walk even if I did have to get my jacket out of storage.

texwisgirl said...

those are all beautiful plants and blooms. hope the frost is DONE!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Dar... I enjoyed my walk around your yard... Can't believe you all got FROST... I just heard the weather forecast on TV for our area --and we have a huge HEAT WAVE coming for the next several days... (I'd rather have the cold, I think.)

Have a great weekend.

Cher' Shots said...

Our ground was white with frost, almost looked like snow! Your plants are looking great! I love the wood violets too. All of the lawns are mowed and the flower beds weeded, now onto the garden!
'love & hugs from afar'

imac said...

Lovely Arty shots.
We have rain today.

The White Farmhouse said...

Love you new pics of your gardens! There are those ding dang fiddleheads again! I had never heard of them but my friend Lori @ Wildflowers posted about how she loves them with butter! Do you eat yours? Now I am all I gotta get me some fiddleheads to try them.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

It is almost June isn't it?
Cold and rainy here too in Mid-Mizzouree. fish fry in the rain won't be fun today.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovely photos! Our weather is crazy too...we had thunderstorms today!! Very unlikely this late in the season...but I'm not complaining! It's better than having temps in the 100's!
Have a great weekend!

John said...

Love the ferns, and that picture of the rusted trike. I am trying to figure out if I would rather be having late May freezes like you, or the dreadful heat we're already facing down here before summer even starts - I guess perfect weather is rare.

Shug said...

So hard to believe that there are places that are still having a freeze....We are in the upper 90's and it is quite warm! This is one of the things that I love about blogging....I have so many wonderful friends from all over the US and it is so interesting to see the different parts of our country...Your pictures are great and I your plants....Love em'

Have a great Memorial day...

Lucy said...

I would be so happy to have all that in my small yard. I have a mystery plant coming up in my barrel. It is definatly a bulb but i DIDN'T plant it, I have a picture of it on my blog. I filled in with petunias just to see what this may turn out to be. The last few heavy frosts we got it didn't bother it at all. When I first found it there was snow covering the barrel.