Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Friday Yardening

Today is cloudy and mild.  I went out and planted more bulbs in the purple-and-white garden.  I put out 20 Allium caeruleum, which will have globes of tiny blue-violet flowers.  I also planted 10 Scilla siberica 'Alba' which have white star-shaped flowers.

I have seen sparrows on the hopper feeder twice today.  \o/  Also while we were outside, we saw a red-tailed hawk!  It flew from one of the corner trees around the edge of the yard.  They like to roost where they can look out over the fields.  :D

EDIT 10-6-17: I went back out and planted 20 Muscari latifolium in the purple-and-white garden.  It's a tiny species hyacinth that blooms dark purple at the base of the flower spike with lavender buds higher up.  This concludes the current purchases slated for that garden, so I'll be moving on to another tomorrow.
Tags: gardening, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife
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