I seem to spend all my weekends doing yard work. I've been delinquent with my posts. Having two homes means I have twice the yard work. Mowing, trimming, raking, planting, etc.
I spent some time by our river house transplanting plants. Daffodils and irises have been moved about. As this property is new to us, I am not sure what else will come up.
The daffodils by the river house are in full bloom.
I was surprised to come across a large group of yellow trout lilies. They are in a part of the yard that is kept more wild (i.e., not organized and difficult to mow). These were a nice surprise.
The best yards are not just big expanses of lawn and turf. They need quite spots where one can find unexpected groupings and a mix of plants and textures.
Back around the farm, Spring is coming later (the farm is at a higher altitude). We even had snow flurries last weekend. I did rake out the gardens, remove the plow blade and put on the mower deck, and trimmed a few plants. The daffodils have not bloomed yet, though the tiger lilies and peonies are emerging.
Sadly, my one lone trillium hasn't emerged. I keep watching for it, but I don't see any sign of it.
To my amazement, we have a large group of trilliums at the river house!
I lost one old friend, but found many more!
This post was originally published on May 2nd. Today (May 4th), I found that the single trillium at the farm house has indeed emerged.
I have been nurturing this plant for over 8 years. They usually flower around Mother's Day. I hope it will finally bloom! Lost, but found again!