It's been a crazy week. (Do all my posts start that way?) Some day I'll begin, "It's been a quiet week on Poplar Ridge..." You can only imagine how glad I am that tonight is Friday night, and the weekend stretches before me like an empty road.
100 new trees arrived in the mail today. I guess my road is filling up with traffic!
The girls and I went on a rescue mission one morning this week, to save several Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants that were growing on one of the walking trails. They would have been chopped off in a couple of weeks when JP rides around on the mower. We dug them up and transplanted some in a shady corner of my flower bed, and in a shady bed of my Mom's. I hope they make it!
Jack-in-the-Pulpits are such fun flowers! They look rather tropical and thus somewhat out of place in the woods of Pennsylvania. J thought I should take a picture to highlight "Jack" in his pulpit.
The May Apples are also springing up right and left. These little guys open up slowly like an umbrella, until they are nearly flat across the leaf. Apparently the "apples" make a very refreshing addition to cold drinks, so I have tried to harvest them the past few years. Unfortunately, not every plant produces fruit, and the worms get to most of those before I can. Too bad!
The wild Dogwoods are in full bloom. Since the trees are not yet completely filled with leaves, flashes of white seem to float between branches like a flock of butterflies.
Indoors, my window sills are crammed with plants meant for the garden: tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. If it ever stops raining, we'll need to plant the rest of the garden soon too. It's going to be non-stop gardening from now until September!
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