Tuesday, April 6, 2010
AHCHOO!! Pass the Claritin Please!
There is yellow-green everywhere!!! Sneezing just a fact of life now... no escaping it! Undaunted, I ventured into the yard early this morning before working. I mulched around some plum tomatoes that went in last night ...at the beach garden the yard is 100% sand, so everything planted gets a big wad of compost mixed in. Over time the beds are becoming more plant friendly and the mulch holds the moisture a bit when the North Carolina sun bakes down in the summer.
I noticed that the Hydrangea has a few tiny flowers forming.
I also noticed, for the first time, the Aucuba japonica ''Variegata''
is flowering. It's the first time that has happened, I didn't even know it got flowers, which now are to be followed by red berries. I just like it because it is a good shrub for shade with colorful yellow and green foliage that really brightens up a dark space.
Meanwhile back on the mainland, GoddessSupport snapped this pic of a yellow form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail dining on the Homestead Purple Verbena in the front bed...the first of the season