The crimson king maple has now leafed out and is looking good. It is one of the later ones to show its leaves.
I had to dig to find the before picture of the tree. I remembered taking the shot but never ever shared it. I appreciate the privacy that we get with the tree as the view is blocked by it of two sets of neighbors.
I don't like to kill living plants o I moved some chive into the flower garden. It will bloom soon and it is a nice foliage plant. You can see iris in front of it and the Siberian iris to the right back of the picture. I mentioned that I have less blooms on my fern leaf peony and you can see it hanging back there making a red spot.
I only have three blooms this year on two different plants. They are so few that I could name them but I won't. The last years' plant had seven or eight blooms on it. Moving it just shook it up a bit.
It is a single petaled flower that is plain compared to the ruffled double blooms that do come on one other variety. I collected my plants from my mom's garden years ago in southern Iowa. She stole hers from the neighbors rental property which had a hundred year old house on it. My neighbor at the old place now has three of them in a row next to her driveway. I guess I do remember sending a set of tubers to a blog friend in Park Rapids, Minnesota area. I have shared it with one friend who lives in Granger, Iowa who shares its photo every year.
I mention this every year that this was a plant that was brought by wagon trains, which helped spread it across the United States. I have seen them available in England. I assume the root-like tuber that the plant has was easy to wrap in cloth and stow in the wagons when they traveled west.
The globemaster allium has a great color. They seem to be slow to be in full bloom. I think the cold weather and continual winds are slowing it down. We are having another cold day today. I wanted to plant glads and dahlias. If I can get my energy level built up and dress warmly, I may get it done.
Thanks for stopping by today.