It is woody season on Bindweed and we are reveling in the last of the lilacs and the beginning of the viburnum. This week we have double white and single deep purple lilacs--fragrant and stunning. The viburnum Lace Cap has just begun and the Snowball is peak. Snowball season is very brief, so enjoy them while you can!
The field perennials are just now coming into bloom so I have listed a few on the availability list and have some more pictured here. Check the truck carefully because we are getting a few new varieties every day, maybe not enough to put on the official list--so give the truck a good looking over or just ask me.
We are nearing the end of the hellebore and allium harvest just as the peonies are beginning. We are keeping a keen eye on the peonies but they need a succession of really warm days to encourage them to open and thus far we get a warm day or two and then snow, frost, chilling winds (up to 50 mph) and rain. Really, seriously, what is going on here?!!
Thank goodness for the greenhouses where the climate is somewhat controllable providing us with Chantilly snaps in coral and purple, sage and bells of Ireland.