I expect we are about 90% done with plant preparation, but there is still some logistical work to do.
The garden is bursting forth on a daily basis. The Forsythia have been especially lovely this year.
The first rhododendrons are in bloom. R. mucronulatum, April Rose, and good ole 'PJM' are making a start.
Magnolias are bursting out of their little fur jackets
It is interesting to watch for the "new" things that were planted last fall. This group of tulips called 'Candy Club' were touted as late, but I fear that is a miscalculation on someone's part.
We have a very pretty new corydalis called 'George Baker'. It is very early and a lovely bright pink.
We have found the narcissus show to be somewhat disappointing. The proportion of leaf to bloom seems a tad out of whack. There are many places that should have many more blooms.
We are off to do more things today since rain is called for on Sunday.