...because I have some seeds and am feeling generous... if you would like to join the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment or become a follower (or BOTH for two entries...) There will be many seeds included...definitely some coneflower and butterfly bush and false indigo and many more!
...and because there are many things lookin' pretty, but not blooming per say...
Yes, I understand bittersweet is a noxious weed and I didn't plant it, but it is here (in abundance), so I might as well appreciate it right? I think it's kind of gorgeous...and to tell the truth I've always wanted to plant it, but totally scared of the garden police...SO I'm glad it is here.
However glad I am of its presence, I would prefer it not take over, so when the berries are ripe and turn orange, they will be making lots of pretty bittersweet decorations. There will be mass pruning and many free decorations :) Stay tuned for photos :)
Here are some orange berries...I also found that when I cut the branches with yellow berries, the yellow skin peeled back to show off orange berries as well.
I also found poison ivy among the bittersweet. My arm did not appreciate it. I did learn however, once and for all, what poison ivy looks like. 3 LEAVES and they look like an arrow about to attack you! On trees, they have hairy roots and there are little black dots (of the poison oil) all over them. I didn't react all that badly, but it is pretty stupid of me to learn what it looks like AFTER the fact. Anyway, a fully informative poison ivy post to come...betcha can't WAIT!
....momma and baby ant just chillin...