Work, the actual paid kind, has kept me busy this week. But today I sneaked outside for a bit more planting and weeding. I also took a peek around the yard to find that the recent bouts of sun really gave things a boost. Tulipa 'Flair' is finally showing itself in the catwalk garden. These have taken a beating from both weather and the dogs, so I'm especially glad to see even just one fat bloom.
Tiny leaves are opening all over the Coral Bark Maple in the pot by our backdoor. They really snap against the stems that have cheered me on through many a long winter. I believe it's coming back again after a third move ... definitely a hardy little tree.
Red twig dogwood has its own chartreuse leaves brightening up the gaps between the Arborvitae border. I also just read that they have a widely spreading root system that makes them quite handy for erosion control.
The daffodils are coming up in the catwalk border. They make me think of cobras slinking out of the earth.
And finally, the now identified anemone that I first thought was a weed. It has one lone bloom at the moment, and that is facing away from the yard, so often difficult to capture as it slowly spreads open. Still, I'm glad I plunked this back in the ground. Close call! However, notes on this said it wouldn't bloom until June/July. Could it be thrown off? No wonder the others I planted haven't even shown up yet.