I promised a garden update but there isn´t really much to see yet. Well the tulips are out. That´s something, right? Funny story about that bed you see on the foreground: It looked so grown-in already and somehow I suspected that something wasn´t quite right. Then today in the morning I noticed yellow flowers emerging. A quick google search later it was clear that the entire bed had been taken over by a weed that leaf-wise could totally have passed as a geranium. Uuugh. So when my husband got up he found his wife in the garden, frantically ripping out said weed in her pajamas. I lead a glamorous life. The bed, of course, is in a total shambles.
Here´s a wider view of the walled garden. We´re getting there, but I feel like it´s taking so much longer this year. For some reason it seems to have been a hard winter for my perennials even if the temperatures have been so mild. Also I really need to get my act together regarding the spring flowers in the central beds. Why and when I have planted those neon pink tulips (and a single white one?) escapes me. The plan is to dig out everything once they´re done flowering and plant a new generation of tulips in the fall.
Oh and for those who are curious about our passageway renovations, here is a glimpse. We´re nearly done.
Moving on... remember how I planted 100 tulips in this bed last year and then the voles ate all the bulbs? Well it turns out they didn´t really eat all of them; they left 20 tulips for me to enjoy. Very generous. But well, it still looks pretty I guess.
I planted this bed outside of the walled garden last spring and I have high hopes for it this year. Those white pillows are moss phlox. Looks so nice, smells so good.
One last picture of the narcissi around the fire pit before they are gone. Ludwig sends regards.
Mandatory shot of our old apple tree in bloom. You know it´s spring for real when the apple trees bloom. Happy happy.