First bloom of the Star Magnolia (hope that's right).
On Sunday afternoon, I did a little trimming & weeding around the pond, the patio and the shade bed under the cherry trees. Due to certain plants that came with the house, I'm always trying to figure out what should just be removed rather than maintained (i.e. somewhat invasive ground covers...). Sure, it looks better than nothing, but do nothing to control and it, and it will take over. I'd rather weed the garden than edit landscaping. But, that's enough of that for now.
Other garden stars kept me company on my trimming job. Frog was hiding in some of the pond overgrowth and gave me threatening looks before finally jumping into the little pond. Follow this link to see frog last year (& what he also looked like on Sunday). I did leave some overgrowth for him and I'm happy to say he (and another) are out there singing tonight. Last year (see that link above again), it was in late May when frog and a friend had a singing competition.
Of course, Emily kept me company too. This picture is late in the afternoon when she was hoping to convince me that we were done.
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