Welcome to my new blog! I previously posted at pardonmygarden.wordpress.com. Visit there if you want to know what happened in my garden between January 2010 and May 2014.
Here are a few things I took pictures of this week.
Bulbs blooming in the garden. I am not positive of the name, since I lost the package they came in. They are so small I would miss them if I did not come close.
Heuchera – plum pudding surrounded by fresh green leaves. On the left are echinacea – cone flower leaves. The grasses are korean feather reed grass – calamagrostis brachytricha.
The lilacs have stayed looking good a long time this year. In the background are common lilacs and they are the ones with the wonderful fragrance. The darker lilacs are a french lilac called Charles Joly.
There are so many beautiful leaves in the garden. Here aruncus – goatsbeard – unfurls its leaves and flower stem. The flowers will be white soon.
Yesterday at sunrise I went to Lake Katherine. I think this is a Great Egret, though I am not an expert. The morning was cold and this bird seemed to be hunkered down, though looking for a meal, too.
It looks like the great blue heron is building its nest here on this island in the lake. Maybe this wooden support was put here for this purpose.
Here is a shot with the egret and heron in the same picture. I know that there is a white version of the great blue heron, but the great egret had black legs, so I concluded that it was the great egret. Fun to see these birds in Florida and now here.
The geese and goslings are less exotic, but fun to watch.
I picked a variety of baby kale and lettuce from the garden and topped it with a pear, banana, strawberries and cashews. I loved it! The fruit was from the store, but I will have strawberries soon.