Clouds of Flowers

Magnolia through the skylight (by RPOP)

The magnolias are in full bloom in Oak Park. Last year, we didn’t get any flowers at all due to a late freeze, so seeing them this year is a relief.

Every day brings a little more garden work. Tonight, I trimmed back one of the thyme patches that was threatening to take over the sunniest bed and pulled out a foundation boxwood shrub that was turning yellow. I don’t particularly like boxwood (boring and smells like cat pee), so I’m not crying over that loss. I need to do another go-round of digging out daylilies that are growing in the herb garden and the path around the pond. The celandine poppies have started to bloom, as have the Labrador violets. Plants are up in the rain garden, but no flowers there yet.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. This is so beautiful! I love Oak Park and it’s very cool to have garden bloggers right next door to me.

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  2. This is so beautiful! I love Oak Park and it’s very cool to have garden bloggers right next door to me.

    Reply

  3. Posted by lakechicagoshores on April 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    The more the merrier! It’s great to see what other people are doing with basically the same soil and climate.

    Reply

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