Doodads — yard stroll 050821 (updated on 5/11/21)

It’s overcast today and cold enough to need my coat.  The plants are doing well in the yard but we need more rain and more sun to urge them into gear.  Even if not blooming they are beautiful!  Green is so much better than bare and grey.

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This Achillea plant was brand new last year.  Unreal how lush it got, full of bright purple flowers that the bees swarmed to.  Look at it already!  One is enough of this kind.

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some of the caged Asiatic Lilies.  Last year the deer mowed them down.  I flipped tomato cages so prongs will poke deer if they get near.  So far it’s been working.  One of my newer peonies (bought on sale real cheap) is in the upper left of the picture.  Update on 5/11/21: still working  🙂

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Dianthus (pinks) new last year.  Both of the plants survived and look good but will really get nice once it warms up and rains some.  Oh do these things smell good!

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One of the Korean Dwarf Lilacs.  Transplanted into this spot last year, it has gone bonkers with the full sun and loose soil.  Can’t wait to see this blossom.

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This Lupine (thank you, Mark S!) and another are both new last year.  They are thriving and have really pretty blossoms.

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One of the two big willow out front.  I decided to turn it greyscale and think it looks really neat this way.

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heuchera (aka coral bells) that I transplanted last year into a sunnier, less crowded space than it was in.  It is loving its new home.

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Indoor Plant This is the MamaJade plant, the very first one.  You’ll see it in the pic of Chauncey on my home page.  It’s bloomed only a few times.  I’ve started a LOT of plants off of MamaJade.  All it takes is one leaf put in soil and left alone to sprout (not all leaves sprout but enough do.  I just stick any that fall off or get knocked off into dirt and some sprout.)

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more caged Asiatic Lilies

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A close up of just one of the many mullein that sprout up around the yard.  This is a medicinal plant that puts up a tall stalk with yellow flowers.  The birds love the seeds it produces.  The soft, fuzzy leaves can be used as toilet paper also (known as a fact, but not tested so far.)

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Echinacea (coneflower) plant new last year or the year before.  Looking healthy but may need to be transplanted to a sunnier place in the fall, not sure yet.

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A not-very-well focused redbud branch with many buds on it but few opened yet.  The wind on this side of the house was interfering with a good shot (this was the best of 4 pics I took.)

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Sedum growing in a pot in a cool decorative plough my mom gave me many moons ago.  Thanks mom.

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This is another newbie from last year.  It’s called Malva Zebrina and when in bloom it has pretty lavender flowers on it.  It seeds itself like crazy.  That bit in the middle is not part of it, and I think plant is called dead nettle (and is edible per my research.)

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I love the idea that the trees in the yard are friends with each other.  Here we have the healthier of the two willows in front holding hands with one of the redbud trees while a young birch watches.

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This is the less healthy of the two old birch in the front yard.  Notice the trunk and where a huge limb fell off of it.  I got out there a month ago and clipped all of the dreaded poison ivy off at ground level that has been climbing on it.  Notice in the background on the left is the wide swath the tree trimmers cut along the power lines on the neighbor’s property across the street.

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Last but not least.  These are the 3 Pink Brandywine heirloom tomato plants that germinated from the two-year-old saved seeds.  They just got moved into bigger pots.  These 3 will produce a LOT of tomatoes!

Update on 5/11/21:  I realized the tomato plants are in the pots that two of the unidentified plants came from and so have names now.  Achillea and Malva Zebrina!  Will edit above to identify them at the photo also.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    You have plenty of variety in your garden

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sheree!

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      1. Sheree says:

        You’re very welcome

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    You’re so lucky!!!!
    To tell the truth …I’m jealous! 😏😊

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Jen, you live in a place that is one big garden!

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        Not on my doorstep though. I’d have to travel on Public Transit.
        But I get what you mean.

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  3. Looking lush already!

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  4. Mark S says:

    I believe the plant with the multi leaves in a star shape pattern in a Lupine. I think that is the one you couldn’t remember. Great garden!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh ok, thank you, Mark!

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Yes, that’s exactly what they are, I just googled what the blossoms look like and the leaves and blossoms add up to Lupine 🙂 Thanks again.

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    3. msjadeli says:

      p.s. Thank you! My garden is a work in process which is just the way I like it.

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      1. Mark S says:

        It looks amazing! I am looking forward to seeing it grow.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          🙂 Thank you.

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  5. Sadje says:

    Beautiful plants. I wish you the joy of seeing them prosper

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you very much ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  6. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    They look great Lisa…I love your Willow trees…mine is still a baby around 3-4 years old.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Max. Neat that you have one!

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  7. Dora says:

    I like your garden friends! 🕊🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      They do keep me company, Dora. Glad you like them 🙂

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  8. memadtwo says:

    What a wonderful garden you have! Can’t wait to see the peonies in bloom. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, K. The newer ones in front may take a few years to bloom, will have to wait and see. The ones in the bed out back are getting root-choked with a hideous plant the local nursery told me was an herb and that has run amok in the peony bed for years. I’ll probably be digging that bed up and replanting them at the end of the season. Will definitely be posting blossoms when they get here 🙂

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I look forward to it!

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  9. sgeoil says:

    I loved the stroll through your garden. It is always exciting to see the plants pushing up through their winter bed. I have a few similar plants coming up, but a few of yours are well ahead of mine.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Heather, yes it is 🙂 Seeing the seeds germinating from the seed bank has been a lot of fun also. I’m looking forward to the blossoms so much.

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  10. J. says:

    A lot of variety there and I’m interested in seeing how it blooms.

    I’ve dug up and pulled out numerous invasive plants from our garden since we moved here a couple of years ago and slowly been sorting it all out. Started by planting some fruit trees and some wild flowers. Considering some lavender and other herbaceous types. Then see how it goes after that.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very neat you and your other half are gardeners. I’d be lost without it.

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