This week in the rock garden, all of the creepers are enjoying the limelight!  Alyssum ‘Basket of Gold’ and Creeping Phlox are as bright as fireworks on the many mostly cloudy days we’ve had lately:DSC_7945

Candytuft (Iberis) is as white as the driven snow:DSC_7944

Narcissus ‘Sorbet’ is enjoying an extra lengthy bloom season with this cool weather.  It’s been wet, too, but none of the rain that’s hit our yard has been torrential enough to beat down the flowers.DSC_7949

The ferns are growing quickly.  It’s time to start purging them!  Narcissus ‘Henriquesii’ is still holding its own, too:DSC_7947 Here are pictures of the garden in thirds, beginning with the southern end, near the big boulder:DSC_7942

The center section:DSC_7941

And finally, the northern end, near the deck.  There’s little happening there right now, aside from a few ‘Beautiful Eyes’ daffodils, but there are buds on the rhododendron, and hopefully some foxglove will bloom in a few weeks.  DSC_7939

If you visited last Tuesday, perhaps you noticed that this bed looks a wee bit tidier this week.  I’ve made a commitment to spend fifteen minutes each day (a la Flylady, if you’re familiar with her) weeding and cleaning up this garden.  Last week I was able to get out there five days.  It’s beginning to make a difference!

Thank you to Cathy from Words and Herbs for sponsoring this weekly feature which helps us track progress in one particular space from week to week.  Her blog is great–if you don’t already read it regularly, I highly recommend you add it to your list!

See you next Tuesday!DSC_7951