Not only were the blades of grass long, they were wet. Again....I know better. As well because the lawn was long, the pine cones from the Eastern White (why are there no good spring crafts for pine cones?) were only discovered when the mower seized. Which it did, 15 or 20 times or more. At least it felt that way after I'd flipped the mower over, dragged it backwards and hand-pried each mangled mess from the blades. After an hour, I gave up - Kevin finished the rest....looks like he raised the blade. He obviously knew better.
No rain - looks like everything is to the south of us. Cool and windy today. Here's a better photo of the Omphalodes verna - so few plants with flowers this colour - so very pretty.
This is the 'before' shot. Too pooped to finish up. The 'after' will just have to wait. (The grass looks pretty good tho...)
I'd been very curious about this Cornus alternifolia 'Golden Shadows'. (As you can see, how well the species grows in the photo above.) Often variegated C. alternifolia can be a bit iffy - burnt leaves at the very least, and death at the very worst. But, I'm pleasantly surprised - no dead on the branches - and I did put it in an ugly spot - wind and cold - no coddling at all. Now the test will be to see what happens with the sun this summer. Fingers crossed, it does well - am starting to imagine what I want to do at its base to highlight this great yellow.