Just an update on what is flowering, and projects I am working on in the garden. It was such a nice day in Missoula, that I imagine a lot of people were out working in their gardens, too. This time of the year, things in the garden change so quickly, that I just wanted to capture what is happening now.
Our front yard prairie has the most color now. In the photo above, the electric blue of bluebells (Mertensia oblongifolia ) are in their peak.
Cutleaf daisy (Erigeron compositus) just started to flower.
Shooting stars (Dodecatheon conjugens) are still hanging on, but by the end of this weekend they might fade.
Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) is also just starting to show signs of red.
Home ReSource. By the way, Home ReSource is a great place to get a variety of gardening tools, materials and supplies- everything from lawn edging, to pots, irrigation supplies, shovels, to fencing. Just saying.
The white clematis (Clematis ligusticifolia), that covers so many arbors and trellises in our yard is just starting to leaf out.
The black capped chickadees that are nesting in our garden gather antelope hair for their nest box from a skull in our backyard. Antelope hair is hollow and a great insulator. We have a nestbox camera that we stream online- you can view the inside of their box here http://www.ustream.tv/channel/black-capped-chickadee-nest-box.