As I mentioned a few posts ago, our smoke bush recently had some cosmetic surgery (aka Pruning). I promised the after picture, so here it is:
|I need a new barber|
Yeah, it's not even half of what it used to be, but it could have been much worse. Last year a ton of new growth came from its previous pruning so hopefully it will do the same thing again this Summer.
In better news, do you see that yellow dot at the base of the Smoke Bush? No? Well, here's a better view:
|One is the loneliest number...|
'So what?' you ask? It's only a daffodil. But what's interesting about this daffodil is that it's the first time any of them have actually flowered in over ten years. As you can see behind the flower, we always get a lot of Daffodil leaves, but never any blooms. I was rather stunned when I saw that one had actually developed a flower.
Does anyone know how I can get the others to do the same? Do they just need to be dug up and separated? They were planted probably over twenty years ago and I was told they used to cover a large part of the yard, including where the Smoke Bush now resides.
Also developing flower buds is the Lilac Bush.
|Future Purple Flowers|
I always associate Lilacs with my grandmother so it thrilled me when I realized that this was a Lilac Bush when we moved in five years ago.
Nothing smells better on a sunny, Spring day than the fragrance of Lilacs.