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Friday, April 28, 2023


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Oh Linda, those clumps of fiddle heads are delightful! I think I almost like this stage of fern growth best. What a pleasure to watch them unfurl. And the dutchman's britches have always been a wildflower fave. You're fortunate to have them all over.
It's so hard not to exhaust yourself in the spring garden, isn't it? We have a full day of much needed rain today (aka "forced rest").
I'm enjoying watching your garden unfold!

Linda Brazill

GINNY — This will be my third day of serious garden work and I am also looking forward to enforced rest via rain. My living room is stuffed with tropical bulbs that need warmer overnight temps before I can put them outside. Still don't see that in the forecast.

Kris P

So many sweet plants! The Podophyllum and Syneilesis are fascinating, although I wouldn't even think of planting either in my climate. I've never seen that Dicentra before - it's pretty cute. I hope the cold weather extremes are behind you.


Many plants that are exotic to me--enjoyed seeing them start to wake up!

The Dicentra, so dainty, yet it survives your snowy winters. Plants are miracles.

Linda Brazill

KRIS & hb -

The Dicentra is a native plant for us.


Yes, your plants look contented and ready to take off when the weather warms in a few days. Then we'll really see dramatic progress.


The seemingly endless winter was stressful, we were all holding our breath. Seeing everything on a growing spree allows the gardener to exhale (and work herself to exhaustion :-)).
Dicentra cucullaria is adorable!

Barbara H.

Spring plants fill my heart - I bet they fill yours too.

danger garden

I could have written this post! (my version is coming up on Monday)—complete with the need to rest. Isn't it amazing what a little warmth can do?


Dutchman’s britches are the best. I’ve tried them in my garden, but never got them to last. I think I remember that there is a native population here in Oregon, up in the Columbia Gorge.

Linda Brazill

JERRY — I planted one little Dutchman's breeches over 20 years ago. Since it keeps popping up all over the place, I guess it's happy.

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