I met some of my landscape customers at Hinsdale Nurseries just after 7:00 this morning to tag trees and shrubs for a project that I'm helping them with. I had a few minutes before they arrived so I walked over to check as to whether the new crop of lavender had arrived. The nursery has been sold out for a couple of weeks and I was told that it would be late April or Early May, so I looked..AND THERE IT WAS!!!! Hidcote and Munstead! So, before anything else, I loaded the lovely lavender ladies into a cart for me!
Here's the reason:
I pinned these to my garden board on Pinterest some time ago in anticipation of this project:
|Annie's Annuals via Pinterest|
|Romantic Home Blogspot via Pinterest|
|Bing via Pinterest|
I've identified the plants in the photos, all of them are hearty in Zone 5 (a couple are biennial) but all should survive having baking hot sun and dry conditions in the summer with several feet of snow piled on them in the winter. Any plant that can withstand that can live in my yard!
So, that's what I'll be doing over the next couple of weekends (after garage sales and flea markets, that is!)
Here are a few shots of what's in bloom in my yard today:
|My potager, tree peony, allium and foxgloves|
|Tulips still hanging in there|
|Tree peony, perennial geranium|
|Tree peony, allium, bleeding heart, spring anemone|
Maybe next week it will warm up enough to make a batch of soil soup. I can't wait to show you!!!