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April 30, 2016
The spring garden is nearly at full tilt - tulips, daffodils, muscari, violas, primrose are in blossom. The bearded iris have buds. The white and yellow lilacs are nearly blossoming; the purple have buds getting fatter every day. My new peonies are sending shoots up all over. The tree wisteria has green growth. Today, as I planted laminaria, pulmonaria and sweet woodruff on the shady north side of the house, a neighborhood jogger called out to us that the flowers looked great, good work! Wow. Ours is the only yard with flowers, and the neighbors are clearly appreciative of our efforts.