Friday, May 15, 2020

Color Changes and seed planting

There has been a slight change in the color wave. A little more purple and some white.
A few new visitors to the garden. This magnificent Pileated Woodpecker was working over a stump right across from our driveway. Only the second time in 25 years I have seen one in our yard.
And I am making a slight change in a garden bed that will eventually bring a lot of color. This bed has needed attention for some time. This winter was hard on a lot of shrubs in my garden. Several died back to the ground that have never had trouble with winter. The variegated Kerria shrub got  a good cut back. 
I moved the hostas to the more shady end of the bed. 
In this wide open space I planted... 
several packets of seeds.
I will hopefully soon have plenty of color for more summer visitors.
Have you had any new visitors in your garden this spring? Are you planting seeds yet? Don't get into too big of a hurry. The seeds I planted a couple of weeks ago were frozen to oblivion. As you can see I had to start over. Such is how some springs go. I wish you better luck that I had at first.

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  1. Since I dont really have a garden, it is always a pleasure to visit here and enjoy yours.

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    1. I am so glad you stop by. I don't have birds but I love seeing yours and reading your haiku. Cheers.

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  2. Well, you've gotten busy with planting and transplanting projects! Your woodpecker is a handsome fellow. Surprisingly, we were visited by an adult male peacock this week - I think he might have hung around longer but my paparazzi behavior drove him out. Pictures to follow next week.

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    1. A peacock! Oh my, that would be a sight. I wonder where it is from. They are beautiful creatures but they are noisy.Can't imagine what those big feet would do to a garden either. ha...

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  3. The woodpecker is a handsome looking bird.

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  4. Wonderful shot of that woodpecker. I can hear the ones here hammering away in the morning.

    The Alliums paired with the white iris, perfect combination.

    Your planting project and seed selection looks great I probably won't get to seeds this spring--already here it is getting almost too late--green beans, maybe, after I pull the sweet peas.

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  5. Yes, we planted seeds this week. All danger of frost is gone now. We always plant Marigolds too.
    I admire your handsome bird visitor. We have never had a Pileated woodpecker here in our yard.

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  6. You have been, and you will continue to be, busy in your garden--and it will flourish under your tender care!

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  7. Omg, that woodpecker! I so miss having a kerria but I keep telling myself I have no room for it. I saw one in a garden here last week. I just love them.

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  8. Oh ~ Wow! You have been busy and creative in your lovely garden ~ Great photos and love the woodpecker ~ bet you were glad to see it ~

    Be Well, Be Safe,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Lisa girl you are ahead of me with the allium .. but I have lots of promising buds and I so love that hit of purple all over the place .. like my dollops of sunshine with the daffs (I am definitely planting more in the Fall !) .. I too should be splitting some hosta up as well. I don't know why I keep putting that off.
    I love that you are doing the seed thing .. the closest I come to that is spreading all those angel fluff seeds from my butterfly bushes.
    I have a phobia about seeds ? LOL .. but I think your project is going to be a great success, good for you !!
    We actually have had that woodpecker every once in a while on our big maple .. but I never get the camera on time .. so you did GREAT !

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  10. Dear Lisa the first photo of your garden is so beautiful. It looks like everything is flourishing. We have had pileated woodpeckers in our woods but haven't seen them for over a year. They always let you know they are around because their hammering is unmistakable. Yes it is always hard to decide how soon one is safe in planting seeds. Spring can be unpredictable. Happy gardening friend. Hugs!

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  11. Hope you had a good weekend and thanks for your comments ~

    Be Well, Be Happy,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Tuesday already ~ thanks for comments on blog and Happy Week to You ^_^

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Oh yes, Lisa, we also had a risk of frost. I covered my tender plants with fleece, others are good enough. I like the way you reschedule your bed, I think the hosts are doing well in the shade.

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  14. Very cool Woodpecker! I've never seen one of those.

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  15. Happy Thursday to you ^_^

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Happy Weekend to you ~ thanks for your visit and comments ^_^

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. Hope all is well in 'The Garden' ~ thanks for your visit ~

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Wishing you a peaceful and loving weekend ~

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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Color Changes and seed planting

There has been a slight change in the color wave. A little more purple and some white. A few new visitors to the garden. This magnifice...